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WA State Won’t Give Father Custody Of Child Because He Is A Medical Marijuana Patient

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washington medical marijuanaIf you are in the area, please attend the press conference and rally below. It makes my heart ache to hear stories like this:

Serra Frank, the Founding Executive Director of Moms for Marijuana International, will be hosting a press conference with her partner, Billy Fisher, on October 3, 2013 in front of the Spokane County Court House.

This press conference is to bring awareness about the nationwide issue with CPS and Cannabis Consuming parents, and focus on the local issue regarding the fight for Billy’s daughter, Lilly Fisher, in Washington State.

Billy is currently fighting CPS for custody of his daughter after begging for help to save her from an extremely unsafe situation. CPS refuses to give custody to Billy and cite their primary concern to be his use of marijuana as medicine, and now are focusing upon his newly found Activism.

Billy has a Revision hearing at 1:30 pm on that day, to request the Superior Court to revise Spokane Family Law Commissioner Jolicoeur’s recent order that demands that Billy quit using Medical Marijuana for his Degenerative Disc Disease while submitting to inpatient treatment for Cannabis Dependency for 30 days, as well as random UAs during 2 years of after care.

Washington Law, RCW 69.51A.120, protects Billy Fisher’s parental rights as a medical marijuana patient in compliance with that chapter. Commissioner Jolicoeur is ignoring Washington State Law, and forcing Billy Fisher to forgo due process and his parental rights in order to obtain custody of his baby girl from State dependency.

Billy’s little girl was NEVER taken from him, and he has done NOTHING wrong that would justify the commissioner’s ruling, much less the threat of permanent adoption of his baby if he does not comply.

CPS policy regarding Marijuana use is illogically based on the assumption of harm, from a drug and a plant that cannot harm anyone. It is unethical, to force anyone to stop a medical treatment that is working, and go back to one that has already failed… just to be allowed to be a parent.

And it is irrational to insist that Billy be locked up for inpatient rehab for his MEDICINE, especially in a state where citizens just voted to STOP LOCKING PEOPLE UP FOR MARIJUANA.

Please join us in support of our founder Serra Frank, Billy Fisher and The Fight for Lilly Fisher.

Rally starts at 11:00am, with press conference starting at 11:30am – on Thursday October 3, 2013 – directly in front of the Spokane County Court House.

Bring a sign, an empty stroller or car seat, or just your warm body and help rally in support.

Everyone is welcome to stick around for the hearing at 1:30pm in the presence of the honorable John Cooney.

If you cannot join us in person, please call the court house, email, or fax your thoughts to the Presiding Judge in this case.

Phone: (509) 477-2211
(509) 477-5784
Fax: (509) 477-2251
Email: familylaw@spokanecounty.org

Re: William Fisher & Jerah Mia Martin (Lilly Fisher)

Learn more about the Fight for Lilly Fisher at www.facebook.com/fight4lilly

You can help fund an attorney for Billy & Lilly by donating at this link ——->https://www.wepay.com/donations/the-fight-for-lilly-fisher

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  1. oh yeah my hubby does no substances either…just told CPS is afraid of alleged abuser suing them…have been told to stop reporting abuse and neglect…have been told it is a family court issue…etc…yet kids do not receive meds get complete medical care and are so abused….

  2. hmm I don’t smoke weed or drink or use drugs but I do have two close friends who are on medical marijuana and have custody of their kids, my own husband can not get cps to protect his kids from abuse and cps says it is a child custody issue and they will do nothing to protect innocent children from physical abuse, emotional mental abuse, educational and medical neglect…if we were wealthy we could hire a family atty that could protect kids but cps chooses to ignore actual abuse going on and focus on what they think is not right…in my opinion cps needs to be completely restaffed, revamped and only parents should be allowed to work for a child protective agency,,,I wonder how many other parents are being treated unfairly, unjustly and if all of the people who CPS abuses their power with united what could we as “a people” and “citizens of the state” do to change policies…just a thought

  3. Billy needs to first, get a clue he needs to get a Transcript of the judge saying that…and then submit that transcript in his appeal. So he has a choice. Continued Drama, or action. It’s just that simple.

  4. In the beginning, it’s called a grassroots movement. Just ordinary people trying to create change. Then the movement joins other movements because there is strength in numbers. There’s messaging and marketing and polling and the main function of the group becomes fund raising. Eventually all these people get sucked into one political party or another, even if the people on the front lines don’t realize it. All the corruption can make your head spin. So I’m beginning to think that, like petitions, political parties are over. The old ways of doing things just don’t work anymore.

  5. CPS is just following the rules of the drug war. Like the police and the feds. Just cogs in the wheel. It would take a maverick working in a government organization to defy the current rules. So where the hell are all the mavericks?

  6. “He obviously cares or he wouldn’t be going to court over and over.” Just like to point out that many parents lose custody of their children unfairly because they don’t have the money or the resources to fight. This is family court. Most civil and criminal cases also turn out this way. The innocent go to jail, corporations win big time, and families are destroyed. It’s fucked up.

  7. I’m speaking completely hypothetically here, but if someone were to take my child away for no good reason, I’d murder them, and I’d make sure it was painful.

  8. california love,are you ignorant or just terminally stupid..no one gives a rats ass about your oils .wax,or dank bud..this is about a child,her father,and the injustice being metted out by corrupt judical system,so why dont you smoke some dank [yeah like its worth a fuck] put your paper hat back on and get to making fries and burgers.. and dont forget to wash your hands……………………..damm your dumb.

  9. Here I cry for a better law in MA to protect patients with employment and parental rights etc and then I see in a “legal” state with a better medical law than us that is supposed to protect patients, the hacks are still not following the law. Disgusting, they should be ashamed of themselves. Give Billy back his girl.

  10. Steve Fackerell on

    Once again, no matter what the reason CPS has too much power. Usually ran by people who dont even have thier own kids. So it would be perfectly legal for this parent to drink alcohol while his child is in the home, but not weed for his medical condition. Another case of fear and ignorance. You set aside one room in the house that is completely locked off that the child cannot enter. smoke in there AWAY from the child. Wow that was hard to figure out.

  11. You’re pretty FUCKING STUPID & IRRESPONSIBLE trying to SELL cannabis from THIS WEBSITE! I HOPE THEY BAN YOUR ASS. You just put this ENTIRE WEBSITE in one helluva predicament where they could be SHUT DOWN and ARRESTED for your IRRESPONSIBILITY!

  12. Robert Dewayne King on

    how the hell can a state employee (judge in this case)proclaim that ” There is no due process in my court” and deny use of state law to a defendant ?
    WHAT THE HELL HAS THIS INSANE BITCH BEEN SMOKIN’ !!! And why has she not been called out on it by rthe state court system ??

  13. We all shall be there to support his man….Shame upon the Spokane commissioners who should be removed from office….

  14. Interesting, I thought recreational marijuana was legal in Washington, too.

    Spokane County is backwards and corrupt. It is a fundamentalist Christian hick community. They said they would defy i-502 if passed. Looks like they are sticking to their word.

    Who are the real law breakers?

  15. lol I’m a disabled Vet, you know where my disability money goes? That’s right, private school for my boys. I don’t put up with Public School “Dumbing down” my kids. I will live on crackers to give my boys the education they will need to maybe survive. I have lived on far worse for the machine which turns out to not really have our “US Citizens” best interest in mind. I wish I would have woken up sooner and unplugged from the Matrix.

  16. lol I’m a disabled Vet, you know where my disability money goes? That’s right, private school for my boys. I don’t put up with Public School “Dumbing down” my kids. I will live on crackers to give my boys the education they will need to maybe survive. I have lived on far worse for the machine which turns out to not really have our “US Citizens” best interest in mind. I wish I would have woken up sooner and unplugged from the Matrix.

  17. lol I’m a disabled Vet, you know where my disability money goes? That’s right, private school for my boys. I don’t put up with Public School “Dumbing down” my kids. I will live on crackers to give my boys the education they will need to maybe survive. I have lived on far worse for the machine which turns out to not really have our “US Citizens” best interest in mind. I wish I would have woken up sooner and unplugged from the Matrix.

  18. lol I’m a disabled Vet, you know where my disability money goes? That’s right, private school for my boys. I don’t put up with Public School “Dumbing down” my kids. I will live on crackers to give my boys the education they will need to maybe survive. I have lived on far worse for the machine which turns out to not really have our “US Citizens” best interest in mind. I wish I would have woken up sooner and unplugged from the Matrix.

  19. We do need a third party….and not a lunatic fringe type…but moderates.
    However, no one ever gets concerned until something awful happens to them.
    So in reality, the situation is our own fault. Parents across the nation put up with school boards that should be removed.
    http://www.familylawcourts.com/schools.html

    Turns out, we eat our young.

  20. We do need a third party….and not a lunatic fringe type…but moderates.
    However, no one ever gets concerned until something awful happens to them.
    So in reality, the situation is our own fault. Parents across the nation put up with school boards that should be removed.
    http://www.familylawcourts.com/schools.html

    Turns out, we eat our young.

  21. Well of course their not, they are in the pocket. A good friend of mine suggested a new Political Party. The Patriot Party. A party of Americans focused on what’s right for the US and it’s people, based on today’s evolutionary needs, funded by the people, all of those who think this may be a good move, put your money where your mouth is, I got my checkbook right here. Current Government will not respond to picket signs and all that garbage, money talks, let’s beat them at their own game. America is for sale currently, how about we buy it back. It’s just like growing Cannabis, you start out with rich soil, grow a lovely plant, but if you don’t take care of your base of life, the soil, it ruins the entire jungle. Unfortunately I think that the masses will not wake up until disaster strikes on a global scale. Such as Ozone issues, world war, pollution etc… that will mean the end of the rich base. I think then, all will realize that getting some fresh veggies and a glass of water outweighs just about everything. You are correct in your original assessment, Control. It needs to be returned to the people. I think that actually vanished a long time ago. Until that happens, enjoy the show.

  22. Well of course their not, they are in the pocket. A good friend of mine suggested a new Political Party. The Patriot Party. A party of Americans focused on what’s right for the US and it’s people, based on today’s evolutionary needs, funded by the people, all of those who think this may be a good move, put your money where your mouth is, I got my checkbook right here. Current Government will not respond to picket signs and all that garbage, money talks, let’s beat them at their own game. America is for sale currently, how about we buy it back. It’s just like growing Cannabis, you start out with rich soil, grow a lovely plant, but if you don’t take care of your base of life, the soil, it ruins the entire jungle. Unfortunately I think that the masses will not wake up until disaster strikes on a global scale. Such as Ozone issues, world war, pollution etc… that will mean the end of the rich base. I think then, all will realize that getting some fresh veggies and a glass of water outweighs just about everything. You are correct in your original assessment, Control. It needs to be returned to the people. I think that actually vanished a long time ago. Until that happens, enjoy the show.

  23. Gustavo Picciuto on

    It is physically impossible to consume enough marijuana to warrant an overdose; you’ll fall asleep way before anything remotely close to an overdose occurs. What is happening to this father is a travesty.

  24. This is NOT the only state law she refuses to recognize! I was there in the courtroom and saw it with my own eyes. They can get away with anything they like unless we can stop them! They get away with violating parental rights on a daily basis…that’s why they’re so blatant about it. They wouldn’t do that to someone who can afford an expensive attorney, so they target parents who can’t. In this case she denied Billy an attorney and told him that he had to proceed pro se! She stated that there was “no due process in her court”.

  25. That makes no sense to me, how is that possible? I don’t know the details of the situation obviously, but logic dictates that the commissioner can not ignore the RCW, but rather show that it has been violated in order to prosecute this man, (Skirting). In doing so someone said “Hey she refused to acknowledge the RCW” when said person does not really know that for fact. Did she say that publicly?

  26. I’m an avid non smoker, but believe in compassionate use and personal autonomy. This situation is a very inappropriate judgement of a parent just trying to care for himself and his child. He obviously cares or he wouldn’t be going to court over and over. I knew children whose mother died in front of them when they were very young because of a prescription drug overdose because she suffered from chronic physical and mental pain. Overdosing on marijuana is unheard of because it has such a high margin between what is effective and what is lethal. Who has the right to condemn this father to pain or a far less safe medicine?

  27. Cps needs to focus on the real abusers. The meth, crack, alcoholic, pill smokin or pill poppin parents that abuse there kids physically, mentally, & even starve their kids. Yet they arnt bothered or there kids are given back to be abused more or killed. Medical marjuana is medicine for multiple pains, illnesses physically and mentally without the side effects of perscription pills. Cps is overvstepping there bounds.

  28. Ahhh I see. I think you spelled it out perfectly, “scam of the divorce and custody industry,” I think this is exactly the case, a industry. We are all starting to see how this relates to most of today’s problems, well at least I am. Everything is in the pursuit of money, under the guise of “Helping People” like CPS, we all know their track record of helping people. There are however needs for child welfare issues to be addressed, but the correct way. I don’t know what that might be, but something different, because it’s not currently working correctly.

  29. Dr. B. Sorry I wasn’t more clear. The issue is control. How local DAs decide how to spend their resource dollars, when they won’t receive any federal backing. Just the other day a VA shrink refused to testify in a custody case, on behalf of a soldier with PTSD. But ultimately and either way, parents lose as it all gets wrapped up in the custody industry with more “experts” weighing in…long enough to exhaust litigant resources. The courts are very happy to paint a picture of as fathers rights groups and mothers rights groups arguing as it keeps everyone paying. Meanwhile, media has done a lousy job of outing the entire scam of the divorce and custody industry….likely because they only interview lawyers and shrinks. Think they’re going to kill their funding source?

  30. Reports like this really get my blood boiling!!! Our Gov. is out of control!!!! They would rather a parent be a frigging drunk so they can scream and yell or ignore their child but if a parent is a medical marijuana parent one that is happy and playing with their child, is condemned!!! Our Gov. is criminal….

  31. Well as long as he has his ducks in a row, he should regain custody. It’s in plain black and white RCW 69.51A.120 I feel for the man, as he has to go through such stupidity, but his journey is necessary to create case history for others that the Nazi CPS will harass.