US Marijuana Party

Monday, January 09, 2006

Canada throws out medicinal pot expert

Monterey County Herald, CA

AUBURN (AP) - An internationally known medical marijuana activist has been ordered to leave Canada, where he sought refuge after he was convicted in Placer County of possessing peyote button and magic mushroom in 2000.

Steve Kubby helped write and pass California's Proposition 215 medical marijuana law approved by voters in 1996, was the Libertarian candidate for governor in 1998, and served as national director of the American Medical Marijuana Association.

Kubby said he will suffer and may die of a rare form of adrenal cancer if he returns to Placer County and isn't allowed to smoke marijuana daily while serving a 120-day jail sentence. He may face more jail time for fleeing the country.

The conviction came after Placer County deputies said they found small amounts of mescaline and psilocybin, along with 265 marijuana plants, while raiding Kubby's Olympic Valley home in 1999.

Canadian Border Services last month ordered Kubby and his family to leave the country by Jan. 12. He goes back to a Canadian court Monday to seek a delay.

"I must confess that I really fear for my husband's life," Michelle Kubby told the Auburn Journal. "He must have cannabis constantly to survive the deadly threat posed by his adrenaline-secreting tumors."

Placer County Deputy District Attorney Chris Cattran said Kubby would be detained at the U.S. border and returned to the county.

''I'll probably be talking to you through a cell in Placer County jail if I'm able to speak,'' Steve Kubby told the paper. ''We're not very encouraged by the outcome.''


  • I suffer chronic pain from Hep C and Fibro Myalgia, and many other medical problems. I am currently in week 12 of 52 of the chemo regiment for the Hep C. I lost 65 lbs when I started the chemo. My health has been an issue for years. If it was not for marijuana use I would be dead. I cannot eat anymore and this helps by giving me " The Munchies" and I am able to choke down a half a sandwich or so. I also have High blood pressure which is lower with the use of marijuana. People please they have me on oxicotin by the handful now....... you cant tell me that marijuana is worse for my health, than the Oxicotin. People wake up get over your stereotypeing quit blindly believeing everything you are told about marijuana use ask someone who knows. At least find out the truth for yourself never assume you are being told the truth

    By Blogger Joseph, at 8:25 AM  

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