Category: Church of the Holy Light of the Queen

Church can brew hallucinogenic tea for services, judge rules

Ayahuasca leaves Judge Owen M. Panner issued a permanent injunction Thursday barring the federal government from penalizing or prohibiting the Church of the Holy Light of the Queen from sacramental use of hallucinogenic “Daime” tea.

According to the church’s lawsuit, the tea is the central ritual and sacrament of the religion where members believe “only by taking the tea can a church member have direct experience with Jesus Christ.”