#321 Will Steve Kubby Become A Medical Cannabis Martyr?

Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006
Subject: #321 Will Steve Kubby Become A Medical Cannabis Martyr?


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DrugSense FOCUS Alert #321 – Saturday, 21 January 2006

Today two large newspapers published articles about Steve

The Los Angeles Times article, titled ‘Medical Pot Advocate Loses Bid
To Bar Deportation From Canada’ is at http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v06/n089/a01.html

And one of Canada’s national newspapers, the Globe and Mail, published
an article titled ‘Marijuana Activist May Be Deported to U.S. – Return
Could Mean Death, Wife Says’ which is at http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v06/n089/a05.html

The Globe and Mail article says “Judge Pinard, who was a federal
cabinet minister under Pierre Trudeau, said it “remains speculative”
that Mr. Kubby will be jailed in the United States, or that he will
be denied adequate medical care.”

Remains Speculative? So the Canadian government is willing to take a
chance that just maybe Steve Kubby will live when jailed at the
border, while being transported to California, and then jailed —
despite all the facts that indicate otherwise?

The Globe and Mail article also states “A senior official at the
Placer County jail said that Mr. Kubby could not have marijuana in
custody. He could be prescribed Marinol, a synthetic form of THC, the
official said.” but goes on to Mr. Kubby’s response “He explained that
Marinol is not effective in coping with his cancer, and stressed that,
apart from his health concerns, “the problem is that no one wants to
admit this is political.” ”

So there we have it, Placer County officials still today are willing
to play doctor with Steve Kubby’s life – in violation of their oaths
of office and the constitution of the state which makes clear that
they must follow California law, even in jails. Synthetic THC is only
one of the medically active ingredients in cannabis – Steve Kubby must
have other cannabinoids found in cannabis to live!

While it is important to write Letters to the Editor in support of
Steve — many targets may be found at http://www.mapinc.org/kubby.htm
— we also encourage you to Please contact the Canadian Ministers who
can stop the deportation. Please go to Steve’s website for contact


Thanks for your effort and support.

It’s not what others do — It’s what YOU do


Prepared by: The Media Awareness Project of DrugSense =.