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Pot lawsuit dismissed

A lawsuit filed by marijuana activists alleging that police, prosecutors and other county officials have failed to abide by the voter initiative making adult personal use of marijuana the “lowest law enforcement priority” has been dismissed.

The written judgment by Hilo Circuit Judge Greg Nakamura dated Jan. 28 stated that all claims are dismissed with prejudice, meaning the suit cannot be refiled. There was no other commentary in the document. Nakamura had earlier ruled the so-called “Peaceful Sky” law is “unenforceable.”

The suit by Michael Doyle Ruggles, Nancy Waite Harris, Kenneth Miyamoto-Slaughter, Wendy and David Tatum, George “Greywolf” Klare, Barbara Jean Lang and Robert S. Murray named Mayor Billy Kenoi, Police Chief Harry Kubojiri, former prosecutors Jay Kimura and Charlene Iboshi, current prosecutor Mitch Roth and numerous members and former members of the County Council.


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