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High Court Ruling Backs Rastafarian

Media Awareness Project:Sat, 9 Sep 2000

Justices found that the government infringed on "the defendant's right to free exercise of his religion as protected by the United States Constitution and the Organic Act of Guam and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993."
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ACLU Asks U.S. Appeals Court to Defer to Guam High Court on Rastafarian's Right

to Use Marijuana for Religious Purposes

From the ALCU, Friday, November 2, 2001
The ACLU is representing Rastafarian and Guam native Ras Iyah Ben Makhana, (also known as Benny Toves Guerrero), before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this Monday, November 5, in People of Guam v. Benny Toves Guerrero.

In a landmark ruling, Guam's highest court held that use of marijuana by a Rastafarian for religious purposes is protected under the Free Exercise Clause of the Constitution of Guam.
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U.S. hears Guam marijuana case

The court listens to an appeal against a Rastafarian seeking freedom of religion

StarBulletin: Tuesday, November 6, 2001
At a hearing in the 9th Circuit courtroom in Honolulu, ACLU attorneys argued a Guam resident's right to smoke marijuana. The territory of Guam is trying to overturn territorial court rulings dismissing criminal charges against Benny Toves Guerrero
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