Man Claims Pot Arrest Violates His Freedom Of Religion


“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.”