Please, SIGN THE PETITION NOW!
Brian Murphy, Director of PATIENTS WITHOUT TIME, has a long history of supporting Medical Marijuana patient's rights, and many other important Maui Causes. Let's get BRIAN MURPHY out of jail! Join the "Justice for Brian Murphy" Facebook group.
Maui Judge Cardoza said: Brian's case "is not about whether one is going to have to use PHARMACEUTICALS versus MEDICAL MARIJUANA." However, for Brian Murphy, and for thousands of medical marijuana patients, that is EXACTLY what it is about!
Marijuana is safe and effective medicine!
Helping medical marijuana patients acquire safe access to an adequate supply of their medicine is a "calling," not a crime. Director Muphy is in jail for helping thousands of seriously ill medical marijuana patients. The 2009 Hawai'i House of Representatives congratulated PWT for helping patients acquire their medical marijuana, but Hawai'i State put him jail for it!
Director Brian Murphy, and Patients Without Time, helped medical marijuana patients from 2004 to 2008. Unfortunately Maui's patients lost safe access when the Maui Police arrested Director Murphy, and the PWT staff, in November of 2008, during the Maui Police Department's "OPERATION WEEDKILLER."
As a result, For the last six years, Maui's seriously ill medical marijuana patients have not had safe access to an adequate supply of their medical marijuana, and Director Murphy is locked in jail.
Watch the video of Judge Cardoza attempting to justify his stiff sentence.
Judge Cardoza states that Hawai'i Statutes provide a way for Hawai'i's medical marijuana patients to use their medicine "within the bounds of the law." However, numeous Hawai'i State reports, and Hawai'i news broadcasts state that Hawai'i's medical marijuana patients do NOT have a legal way to use their medicine "within the bounds of the law," which is the heartbreaking truth, that Director Murphy has been trying to remedy.
Hawai'i's medical marijuana Statutes force medcial marijuana patients to be criminals, because the Statutes force patients to break the law, if they want to use the law.
Patients still can't legally buy pot, 14 years after medical marijuana law took effect, Hawaii News Now, Sept, 27, 2014.
"In 2000, the Legislature enacted the Medical Use of Marijuana law, which has been codified as Part IX of Chapter 329, HRS, the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. The law allows for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying individuals under certain conditions and includes registration requirements for medical marijuana patients and their caregivers, administered by the Department of Public Safety (PSD). However, the law does not provide a legal method of obtaining marijuana." STATE of Hawai'i, Sunrise Analysis: Regulation of Medical, Marijuana Dispensaries, Report No. 14-12, December 2014, by The Auditor, State of Hawai'i.
"We have a medical marijuana system but you have to begin in the illegal market. How do you get your first seed? You can't buy it legally. That's the strangest part." ~ Susan Chandler, director of the University of Hawaii's Public Policy Center, The assoiciated Press, Dec. 21, 2014.