My question involves civil rights in the State of: Illinois
First off, I'm thankful for any help I may get here. Does the religious exemption clause for drugs also apply to personal, soul-ly spiritual beliefs? The constitution seems to be implying a personal right here. Has this ever been taken to court and shot down? I mostly identify with early Gnostic Christian teachings, in which there is a tradition of using psychoactive chemicals for a long time.
I'm mostly concerned with use of the sacrament Ayahuasca. União do Vegetal and Santo Daime both describe themselves as spiritualist Christian practices, and were allowed by the supreme court to use this wonderful plant teacher,however I believe they only are allowed to consume ayahuasca during rituals (or that they both do ) and I believe this is a very,very personal thing. I've tried it once in Brazil and really would like my religious freedom to be accepted and recognized by the United States so I can continue my journey as a spirit through this material world in a proper way and not in a prison cell. Thank you again for any information you may be able to provide.. blessings