International Church of Cannabis Set to Open On 4/20 (VIDEO)

With April 20th just around the corner, week lovers will have a new place to hang out and call home. Of course, it's only fitting that the new church of weed will open its doors on April 20th, in Denver, Colorado of course. Elevation Ministries a Colorado-based religious organization recently announced the launch of the International Church of Cannabis, which will be a spiritual home to adults who are seeking to become the best version of themselves with the help of a little bud. Congregation members of the new church call themselves Elevationists, and their mission statement believes in deepening and accelerating one's spiritual journey of self-discovery. Again, this is with the help of some bud. The location for the new age chapel is an 113-year-old property. The beautifully decorated church of weed was recently renovated with paintwork from Kenny Scharf, an artist who is featured at the Guggenheim. The history-making church is a place where people can come to worship in a place they feel comfortable in.

The new International Church of Cannabis in Denver, Colorado is a vibrant community center and the spiritual home for adults everywhere who experience a deeper meaning and fellowship through the sacrament of cannabis. The International Church of Cannabis is not just for residents of Denver; it is a place that will be a beacon of hope, and a spiritual home, for their online congregation. The church serves as a vanguard for future congregations as they expand to other cities around the world.

Cannabis, which is also known as marijuana among other names, is a preparation of the Cannabis plant that is intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine. The main psychoactive part of the cannabis plant is tetrahydrocannabinol otherwise known as THC. Cannabis can be used by smoking, within food, vaporization, or as an extract. Cannabis is often used for its physical and mental effects, such as its high or stoned feeling, which gives a general change in a persons perception, euphoria, along with an increase in appetite. Some short-term side effects may include dry mouth, a decrease in short-term memory, red eyes, impaired motor skills, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety. The onset of effects of marijuana is within minutes when smoked and about 30 to 60 minutes when cooked and then eaten.

420, 4:20 or 4/20, pronounced as four-twenty is a code-term that refers to the consumption of cannabis, especially when smoking cannabis around the time of 4:20 p.m./a.m. It is also the term used for smoking and celebrating cannabis on the date of April the 20th. The origins of 4/20 come from a group of people in San Rafael, California, who call themselves the Waldos because of their chosen hang-out spot of a wall outside of a school. The term was used in connection with a fall 1971 plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop that they had learned about, that was based on a treasure map made by the pot grower. The Waldos then designated the Louis Pasteur statue on the grounds of the San Rafael High School as their meeting place, and 4:20 p.m. was their meeting time. The Waldos referred to this new plan with the phrase 4:20 Louis. Several failed attempts to find the pot crop eventually shortened their phrase to simply 4:20, which ultimately evolved into a codeword that the teens used to mean marijuana-smoking time in general. The phrase has caught on and is now a popular phrase used around the world. This is just one of the new trending videos you will find on the e TMZ site. TMZ also has trending news, celebrity rumors, new trends and more on the site. **


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