In this episode of Pot Talk Radio we have The Story of Roger & Share Christie ~ THC Ministries.
Share is sixty-four years old and was raised in L.A., California. She’s a holistic chef with oriental medicine and feng shui background. She’s been an organic permaculture farmer for over 30 years in Canada and Mexico and has been gardening and farming in Hawai’i since 2000. She get together with Roger in 2007 and married him in a visiting room of the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu in 2012 where Roger was incarcerated without bail or trial for 50 months.
Roger is sixty-six years old from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He’s been a Cannabis and human rights activist in Hawai’i since 1987. He was a partner in the Hawaiian Hemp Company in Pahoa in 1991, one of the first retail hemp stores in the USA.
Roger is the founder of The Hawai’i Cannabis THC Ministry www.thc-ministry.org. The THC Ministry operated in Hilo, Hawai'i from September 2000 until he and Share and twelve other codefendants were arrested in July of 2010. After facing theoretical federal prison sentences of 480 years and 240 years respectively for conspiracy to grow, possess and distribute over 100 Cannabis plants, Roger and Share got a “conditional plea deal” from the government.
They’re living peacefully and happily now in the rainforest near Pahoa, Hawai’i on their Off Grid Bamboo Farm. They stay busy farming and writing a book as they wait for the decision on their four appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court in San Francisco that could overturn their convictions. A ruling is due anytime from now until October.