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Cannabis Minister Rev Roger Christie to Be Released to Halfway House

Hawaii News Daily has learned that Rev Roger Christie, formerly of The Hawaii Cannabis (THC) Ministry, will be released from federal custody to a halfway house on Oahu. Christie has been at the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu since his arrest by Federal authorities on July 8, 2010. He was never granted bail. Late in 2013,...
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Drugs Don’t Make Seeds

News item: Two Pan Christies’ Bid for Religious Defense The “war on herbs” criminalizes anyone who appreciates the true value of this god-given plant. In that context then any attempt by anyone (except the pharmaceutocracy) to provide access to Cannabis will be characterized in a way that perpetuates the baseline mischaracterization of marijuana as a...
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Judge: Cannabis Minister Allowed Religious Defense

On Wednesday, July 31, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi ruled that imprisoned Cannabis Minister, Rev. Roger Christie, can present a religious defense at trial. The court ruled as a matter of law that Christie’s religion is legitimate, his belief is sincere, and that the government’s action was a substantial burden on the...
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Church Member Files Writ of Habeas Corpus for Jailed Cannabis Minister

HILO–A member of the The Hawaii Cannabis (THC) Ministry in Hilo has filed a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of his pastor, Rev. Roger Christie, who has been held by the federal government as a pre-trial detainee for over 3 years. Mike Ruggles, 56, a resident of Mountain View on the Big Island, filed...
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Hawaii Police Arrest HPP Man for Growing Marijuana

A Puna man has been arrested and charged in connection with a marijuana growing operation on two properties in the Hawaiian Paradise Park (HPP) subdivision. On Wednesday (July 24), police executed a search warrant at a home on H Street in Paradise Park, where they recovered 145 marijuana plants growing outside and in a...
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