Man Claims Pot Arrest Violates His Freedom Of Religion

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“An Indiana Rastafarian says his conviction on marijuana charges violates his religious freedom.

Jerome Scott was sentenced to 18 months probation for a conviction on felony distribution charges after police found about 150 marijuana plants while investigating a robbery at his home, reported the South Bend Tribune.

The 30-year-old Scott was shot May 19, 2014, when two intruders broke into his apartment and stole $1,700 from him and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Melanie Schmidt.”