Frank v. State

In Frank v. State, 604 P.2d 1068, 1071-74 (Alaska 1979), the Alaska Supreme Court held that, because of this provision of our constitution, an apparently religion-neutral law of general application (such as the laws prohibiting the possession and use of marijuana at issue in this appeal) can not be enforced against a person when: (1) the person has a sincere religious belief that calls for the person to engage in the prohibited conduct and (2) the State is unable to furnish a compelling government interest to justify the prohibition.