Tuesday, July 23, 2013


"Was it hearsay, rumor, gossip, slander or hard ascertainable facts that could be backed by credible witnesses? We do not know." -- Edward R. Murrow vs. Joseph McCarthy, 1954.

In the case of Reverend Roger Christie vs. the DEA, we know that mere institutional slander in the word "dangerous" was all it took to dismiss the First Amendment, due process and habeas corpus. A state-licensed Cannabis Minister and publicly awarded "Ho'omaluhia Peacemaker" has been imprisoned since July 8, 2010 (that's three years, plus one month & counting...) without trial, refused bail eight times, denied visitors and forbidden interviews with the national media, Roger is being punished indefinitely, cruelly, and under very usual circumstances. 

The Last Marijuana Trial

Every moment of time is a precious gift from the Universe, from our Creator, from wherever seconds of life originate. To imprison a man of true Aloha is a particularly shameful attack on Liberty, and a bludgeoning of Justice. 

For more than a quarter of a century, Roger has exercised extraordinary due diligence in meeting all the requirements necessary to legitimize his ministry. Any one who watches this video of Roger, speaking twenty-one years ago, can feel the sincerity in his naturally open-hearted visionary spirit, at the root of his Cannabis ministry. 

In Roger's consistent and unbending adherence to his gentlemanly and honorable spiritual precepts, even the primitive legal test of inquisitions has been passed with the highest order of style and grace. One of the contemporary Cannabis culture's most widely recognized global spiritual leaders, Reverend Roger Christie has endured treasonous imprisonment, forcing a "drug war"-corrupted court to violate its own Constitution. Since that is the legal document conveying power from We the People upon the court that judges us, in blatantly prejudicial treatment of a peaceful man can be clearly seen, the transition of our government from democracy to "outlawcracy."

“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear of one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine; and remember that we are not descended from fearful men; not from men who feared to write, to associate, to speak; and to defend the causes that were for the moment unpopular." -- Edward R. Murrow

Please sign this petition to Free Reverend Roger Christie RIGHT NOW!

In securing justice for Roger, may all "Green Prisoners" find the shortest path to freedom.

Thanking you sincerely

Paul J. von Hartmann
Cannabis scholar
California Cannabis Ministry