Big Island pays $30,000 to medical marijuana users to settle arrest suit
December 01, 2004
Associated Press, Honolulu Advertiser
KAILUA, KONA, Hawai'i — Two Big Island medical marijuana users have received $30,000 from Hawai'i County in a settlement of a wrongful arrest lawsuit.
John and Rhonda Robison, along with their houseguest, Kealoha Wells, were arrested in July 2002 after marijuana was discovered growing in a greenhouse at their Kailua, Kona home.
Rhonda Robison said she is certified to use marijuana for a form of muscular dystrophy while her husband uses it as follow-up treatment for leukemia.Wells used it while receiving treatment for leukemia.