Cannabis church raided by police files $1M damage claim

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A religious group that said it uses cannabis as a sacrament is filing a $1.1 million claim against the City of San Diego.

The church called the Sacred Source Sanctuary, which meets in an office building in the Midway District said its rights were violated during a police raid on February 1. According to the claim, police officers damaged church property, injured one person and seized the cannabis sacrament.

The president of the Association of Sacramental Ministries, of which Sacred Source is a member, said that seven pounds of cannabis with a value of $30,000 was taken by police. more at