While the church is struggling with local law, as public access to any events or ceremonies involving cannabis consumption is forbidden and such events must be private, invitation-only functions, it is open to the public from Thursday through Sunday from 1-3pm. Smoking is forbidden then, and you must become a member in order to gain access at other times and enjoy the complete experience. Nevertheless, member or not, visiting the church in sober condition is quite the adventure. The inside of the building is an explosion of vibrant color and spectacle. Murals featuring animals, mythological figures and motives all around create a surreal and hallucinating atmosphere that suits the spiritual quality of this unique institution.
The outside of the building features a graffiti mural by Los Angeles street artist Kenny Scharf, while the inside was painted by artist Okuda San Miguel, know for his Pop Surrealism-style. No matter what you think of the context, the building itself is undeniably a work of art.