Non-Indians in Utah file case over peyote in religious ceremonies
A group called the Oklevueha Native American Church says all of its followers should be able to use peyote even if they are not Indian or members of a federally recognized tribe.

The group's leader, James Mooney, was prosecuted by the state for possessing peyote. The state Supreme Court threw out the charges because it said state law does not require Indian ancestry to use the hallucinogenic.

The state of Utah and the federal government are named defendants in the lawsuit.

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American Indian church sues feds over peyote use (AP 9/16)