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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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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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In Praise of Hilo’s Rev. John Myoshin (“Bright Mind”) Lang

In Praise of Hilo’s Rev. John Myoshin (“Bright Mind”) Lang

The resident minister of Hilo’s historic landmark Buddhist Taishoji Church,  John Myoshin (“Bright Mind”) Lang is quite the destiny-builder for us Buddhists. I grew up in my mother’s Taishoji church community, while my maternal grandparents of the Ojisan-Obasan Hanato Kazoku family of Honalo, started Taishoji’s sister Honalo Daifukuji Church. Rev. Myoshin’s spiritual vision, practical wisdom and simple aloha welcomes all...
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