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Arizona Supreme Court to decide whether there is a religious right to use marijuana
Without comment, the justices agreed to hear Daniel Hardesty's argument that the First Amendment protections of free exercise of religion entitle him to use marijuana as a "sacrament" of his church. Both a trial judge and the state Court of Appeals rejected those arguments.If the high court decides otherwise, it would be the first time in Arizona that judges have concluded there is a legal defense for those who use marijuana.