Can't use pot as a sacrament

PHOENIX (AP) - September 9, 2009

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled he can't use a freedom of religion argument to overturn his conviction for possessing marijuana while driving.

Hardesty claims he belongs to a church that allows people to establish their own modes of worship.

Hardesty contented he should be entitled use pot just as peyote is used in Native American sacramental rites.

But the state Supreme Court has ruled that argument was just blowing legal smoke.

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