For more than a century, it blended in, until bright colors bled from the walls and windows of an 113-year-old church in Denver.​

“It looks like an old church that had some stuff painted on the outside to be quite honest,” Cat Vielma said.

Vielma lives across the street from the church at South Logan Street and East Dakota Avenue. She noticed the new, cosmic-themed mural just as she noticed the church’s new, colorful tenants.“I hope they’re respectful of neighbors of folks who have lived 50 years on this block,” Vielma said.

On April 20, the International Church of Cannabis will open its doors at 400 S. Logan Street. Elevation Ministries, a Colorado non-profit religious organization, now calls the church home.

“Our life stance is that the cannabis is a sacrament and that we use it to elevate our lives and achieve the best versions of ourselves that we can be,” Lee Molloy said, one of the members of the church.