(THE HILL) — A judge ruled that Indiana’s First Church of Cannabis cannot use marijuana as a holy sacrament.

Marion County Superior Court Jude Sheryl Lynch rejected the church’s case that marijuana smoking should be protected as a religious sacrament under Indiana’s Religious of Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), NBC4i reported Sunday.

Lynch wrote in her opinion that the state has “compelling interest” to regulate marijuana and therefore marijuana is not protected under the RFRA.

Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.