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RogerChristie
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:50 am    Post subject: Oops! Med-pot works again. Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

Aloha. I'm happy to see that Rev. Dennis backed the cops off of his property over a mistaken search warrant. Too bad they came there at all. Encounters like this often take a toll on a person's fragile health. I hope and trust that all is well now on the Shields' property.

* Rev. Dennis Shields ordained me into the Religion of Jesus Church over six years ago. Thanks Dennis!

All the best to you,

Roger


Pot user cites police threats

Police search a home on the Big Island but make no arrests

By Rod Thompson
rthompson@starbulletin.com

KAILUA-KONA ยป A Big Island religious and medical marijuana user, the Rev. Dennis Shields, says he was "intimidated and terrorized" by police serving a search warrant for marijuana on his South Kona property Friday.

No arrests were made. Police Maj. John Dawrs said courts issue search warrants only when there is probably cause and the only way to see if there is evidence of a crime is to execute the warrant.

Arrested for marijuana in 1994, Shields argued freedom of religion, saying marijuana was a sacrament in his faith, called the Religion of Jesus. He was convicted on the grounds that marijuana was not required in his religion. Since then, his church made it a requirement.

Shields also holds a state-issued card verifying he is a medical marijuana user.

The Friday raid followed two recent police helicopter overflights of his property in which 24 marijuana plants were visible on his porch, Shields said.

Shields said his wife and two of his grown sons live on the property, and all four hold medical-marijuana cards. Since state law allows seven plants per card holder, up to 28 plants would be legal, he said.

When police arrived, they wanted to see the cards of other family members who weren't present, Shields said. He told them he had no copies of their cards because copying the cards is illegal.

Shields told police to call a state registry to verify card holders at the property. After apparently doing so outside his hearing, police left, he said. They should have checked before coming, he said.

They also made incorrect statements about the law, saying medical users can't have hashish, and each plant has to have an individual's name on it. Dawrs confirmed that hashish is allowed, and names are not required on plants.

In 2004, John and Rhonda Robison of South Kona received $30,000 in settlement of a wrongful-arrest lawsuit after officers arrested them for not having names on medical marijuana plants.


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Mystic Power
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They also made incorrect statements about the law


There's a lot of that going 'round among our officials, these days.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mystic Power wrote:
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They also made incorrect statements about the law


There's a lot of that going 'round among our officials, these days.

Bliss,
Ben


Yup ... it's been spreading like a bad fungus in my neck of the woods.

Maybe Tinactin would do the trick?

very high,

Stokes
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