THE BLOG
04/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ayahuasca Churches 2, Federal Government 0

Another Federal district court has ruled that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act protects the worship of the American branches of Brazilian churches that make sacramental use of a "tea" that contains DMT, a Schedule I controlled substance.
Analysis and a link to Judge Panner's opinion here.

The news doesn't seem to have hit any news source that Google can find.

Under previous management, the Justice Department insisted on fighting these cases all the way, even after losing in the Supreme Court 8-0. Now Eric Holder has a tricky hand to play. He has already annoyed the DEA by saying that federal raids on California cannabis dispensaries have to end. Will he want to do that twice within his first two months in office?