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Roger Christie has been released to an Oahu half-way house.
The police and federal law enforcement treated Roger Christie as a threat to the community, and kept him locked away in a federal penitentiary for 50 months. While he was away, things have been changing. Colorado, Christie’s home state where he once ran for mayor of Denver, legalized recreational marijuana. In time, the state of Hawaii and the nation as a whole may recognize that what happened to Roger Christie was unconscionable, but until then, he will have to hope that his sacrifice was not in vain, and that he can help to effect change in Hawaii’s marijuana laws.