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Federal agents conduct marijuana raids on Hawaii island

HILO, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -Federal agents launched several pot raids on the island of Hawaii, including one at the Hilo office of the THC Ministry. The group claims it has a first amendment right to use marijuana because they consider it a sacrament in their religion.

The group made headlines this week when a Colorado man tried that defense in court and was shut down.  No one was arrested in Thursday's raids, but authorities did confiscate plants.

The raids were focused in the Puna, Hilo and North Hilo areas.

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