Billy Mckee is facing four charges of selling small quantities of cannabis to an undercover policeman, and one of cultivating the plant. he is being sentenced 30th October at Palmerston North High Court
So here's the plan, we are arriving at Palmerston North High Court on 29th October by 4:00 pm for a public display of non-violent civil disobidience at 4:20 pm, we will then picket the courthouse until 8pm at which our overnight candlelight vigil will begin, devoted to Billy Mckee and in solidarity with all medical cannabis users around NZ and the world, from 10am we will picket the courthouse and sit with him in the courtroom until he is sentenced and freed.
Everyone is encouraged to come along. We need to people to share this event and invite their friends, social media is a very powerful tool so lets use it!
We are traveling from around the country to support Billy McKee, who is a medical cannabis user, amputee and director GreenCross.org.nz
Billy lost a leg below the knee when a drunk driver deliberately rammed his motorbike over 30 years ago. The incident resulted in him being confined to a wheelchair and in constant pain from nerve damage to the stump as well as suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.
The pain medications he was prescribed by doctors caused intolerable side effects where even driving was considered unsafe. He found that the only thing that controlled his pain, depression, irritability and other symptoms, while still allowing him to function, was cannabis.
This led him to study the medical benefits of cannabis, become a counsellor and form GreenCross, an organisation devoted to helping sick people obtain relief through the medicinal use of cannabis.
McKee now faces jail time for running GreenCross and helping sick patients obtain their medicine.
He was entrapped by an undercover police officer posing as someone suffering from severe migraines. McKee said that migraines can indicate in the early stages of brain tumors and many people have found that cannabis relieves the symptoms of migraines and allows them to function normally.
McKee accepted the young man as being a genuine sufferer. The undercover cop appealed to his compassion in asking Billy to supply him with cannabis. Billy says, "I was really worried about him."
As a result of trying to help someone, Billy is now facing charges that could see him sent to prison for up to eight years. Prison terms have also been imposed on other medical cannabis users due to a law that lacks compassion.
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Stop the war on medicinal cannabis users