A 113-year-old church in Denver has found a higher calling.
The International Church of Cannabis opens its doors on April 20, the unofficial annual marijuana holiday. The renovated church at 400 S. Logan St. is the headquarters of Elevation Ministries, a newly formed Colorado nonprofit religious organization that claims cannabis as its primary sacrament.
A 36-year-old man crashed his vehicle on Interstate 70 in Denver last week and then allegedly kidnapped a good Samaritan who came to his aid, saying “Don’t make me have to shoot you,” before demanding to be driven to a motel, court records show.
Fear that members of the local furry community could turn savage led organizers of Rocky Mountain Fur Con, typically attended by people dressed in plush animal costumes, to cancel the annual event.
A group called “Furry Raiders” adopted a symbol that consisted of a black paw on a red background. The image reminded other furries — people who dress as fictional animal characters with human personalities — of the Nazi swastika and their objections started the fur flying, convention chairman Zachary Brooks said.