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Colo. man who claims pot as sacrament is convicted

6:12 PM, Mar 9, 2010   |    comments
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A Clear Creek County judge found Trevor Douglas of Avon guilty Tuesday of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving an unregistered vehicle.

Douglas argued he shouldn't be convicted on drug charges because marijuana serves the same role in his religion as communion wine in Christianity. He's a member of the Hilo, Hawaii-based THC Ministry

The judge said his beliefs don't rise to the level of a religion.

Douglas, who represented himself, was ordered to pay $450 in fines and costs and serve 15 hours of community service.

It's not clear if Douglas will appeal. No listed phone number could be found for him.

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