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MAPTalk-Digest Monday, December 20 2010 Volume 10 : Number 063

001 The Nation
    From: "Herb" <>
002 [FWD] Remember Marijuana POWs This Holiday Season
    From: Richard Lake <>


Subj: 001 The Nation
From: "Herb" <>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 15:08:38 -0800


Subj: 002 [FWD] Remember Marijuana POWs This Holiday Season
From: Richard Lake <>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 15:13:23 -0800

Remember Marijuana POWs This Holiday Season

2010-12-20 04:47:30

By Matt Rifkin

As the holiday season gets into full swing, I am again reminded to 
count my blessings. One of the most precious blessings is my freedom. 
I can go where I want, eat what I want, watch what I want and so on. 
We all need to be aware of that freedom, because many of our peers 
have lost theirs. The "War on Drugs" has created victims, casualties 
and POWs, in ever increasing numbers.

One of those POWs is from our Big Island "ganja ohana", Rev Roger 
Christie. He sits in the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu, held 
without bail for more than five months. This FDC is designed for 
short-term detention, and has no outdoor yard. Roger hasn't seen the 
sun or felt the balmy trades in 164 days. His fifth motion for bail 
was denied by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco 
recently, and his trial is not until April 26, 2011.

I spent part of my Sunday looking for interesting articles to mail 
Roger. He has limited access to information, or even the law library, 
and needless to say a lot of time on his hands. I try to mail him an 
envelope weekly, so that he has something to look forward to at "mail call."

I've sent letters of support to two other heroes of the reform 
movement, Marc Emery and Rev Eddy Lepp.

Taking a few minutes out of our day to write a letter is easy, and so 
beneficial to those POWs. Share a photo, or a story about your life. 
Something, anything to help break up the monotony of the day.

There is a web site which has information about other people in jail 
for medical cannabis related crimes.

Below are the mailing addresses for Roger, Marc and Eddy. Please find 
some time to write them and share some aloha.

Thank you.

Matt Rifkin

Rev Roger Christie
PO Box 30080
Honolulu, HI 96820

Marc Scott Emery
D Ray James CI
PO Box 2000
Folkston, GA 31537

Charles Eddy Lepp
FDC Lompoc
3705 West Farm Road
Lompoc, CA 93436

Other MMJ POWs include:
Bryan Epis  #09636-097
Terminal Island FCI
PO Box 3007

Dustin Costa #62406-097
FCI - 1900 Simler Ave
Big Spring TX 79720
    - D.G.
- -- 

California NORML, 2261 Market St. #278A, San Francisco CA 94114 
- -(415) 563- 5858 -


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