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Marijuana Minister Sentenced

Posted Tuesday, April 29th 2014 @ 2pm

The so-called "Pot Preacher" Roger Christie was sentenced Monday to five years in jail on drug charges. As part of a plea deal, the 64-year-old Christie admitted to drug trafficking, and failing to file tax returns. He has already served most of that time and is expected to be released soon. He distributed marijuana at his Hawaii Cannabis Ministry in downtown Hilo in exchange for donations. He maintains that the marijuana is a sacrament. His wife, Sherryanne Christie pleaded guilty to possession and distribution of marijuana and was sentenced to 27 months. She has been out on bail and will remain free while her lawyer appeals the case. 

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