Cannabis church plant in the Springs by September, leader says
It didn’t take long for the Rev. Roger Christie, founder of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry, to move forward with his plan to establish a cannabis church in Colorado Springs.
Christie, who lives in Hawaii, was in the city Tuesday (June 22) to give a lecture on the spiritual implications of marijuana and to check the temperature of locals about founding a cannabis church. Only seven people showed up for his lecture. But while giving two more talks in Denver last week, Christie said, a person stepped forward offering to lead the Colorado Springs cannabis church.
Currently the only Cannabis Ministry in Colorado is in Nederland.
Christie wouldn’t reveal the name of the future Colorado Springs church leader, but said it’s someone who has four years’ experience as a Hawaii Cannabis Ministry pastor and expertise in marijuana dispensary models. He said his reason for not revealing the man’s name is that the candidate needs more ministry training and a better public relations sensibility before talking to the press.