Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999
Subject: Steve Kubby To Be Featured On Inside Edition Friday July 2,
Steve Kubby to be Featured on Inside Edition Friday July 2, 1999
DrugSense FOCUS Alert # 114 July 2, 1999
Former candidate for Governor of California and medical marijuana
activist Steve Kubby will have his fascinating and hair raising story
told this Friday July 2nd on the nationally syndicated program “Inside
NOTE you can find local listing info for your area at:
It is an all too common tale of a lack of respect for the law and for
individual liberty by the very people we charge with upholding the
law. It’s all there. Sinister surveillance techniques, property
confiscation, intimidation, obfuscation, and inaccurate portrayal of
facts to paint a misleading picture of the Kubby’s
After you see the program please visit the web sights below and write
a letter to CBS, FOX, and/or Inside Edition expressing your views and
using the contact info provided below.
This case could well be precedent setting and will come to trial soon.
Your support is greatly needed for these brave victims of a policy
You may also want to send a copy or a second letter to the Placer
County Board of Supervisors, the placer county Sheriff and the local
paper the Auburn Journal. The Kubby’s are applying significant
pressure on local officials the DA etc. and you letters for all over
the country make a BIG impact on this small community. Contact info is
Thanks for your effort and support.
WRITE A LETTER TODAY
It’s not what others do it’s what YOU do So… Just DO it
PLEASE SEND US A COPY OF YOUR LETTER OR TELL US WHAT YOU DID ( Letter,
Phone, fax etc.)
Please post a copy your letter or report your action to the MAPTalk
list if you are subscribed, or by E-mailing a copy directly to
MGreer@mapinc.org Your letter will then be forwarded to the list with
so others can learn from your efforts and be motivated to follow suit
This is VERY IMPORTANT as it is the only way we have of gauging our
impact and effectiveness.
Send a thank you or your comments to CBS HQ firstname.lastname@example.org
You can send an indirect thank you to ‘Inside Edition’ via the shows
host Deborah Norville at a letter submission form that can be found
You can also find the email address of most local CBS or FOX
affiliates. We strongly encourage CCing your letter to affiliates.
EXTRA CREDIT but IMPORTANT!
Please send your letters of outrage regarding the Kubby’s casre to the
Auburn Journal (the local paper for Placer County) Auburn Journal
We also ask that send a CC of your letter or send a 2nd letter of
protest to the Placer county Board of Supervisors
Board of Supervisors
175 Fulweiler Ave.,
Auburn, CA 95603
* Supervisor Bill Santucci, District 1 (Roseville)
* Supervisor Robert Weygandt, District 2 (Lincoln)
* Supervisor Harriet White, District 3 (Auburn)
* Supervisor Jim Williams, District 4 (Loomis)
* Supervisor Rex Bloomfield, District 5 (Meadow Vista)
You may also want to CC the Placer county Sheriff Edward Bonner at
Main Office – 11500 “A” Avenue, Auburn – (530) 889-7800
SAMPLE LETTER (To Placer County Board of Supervisors:)
Dear Board Members,
I am writing to urge you to pass a resolution in support of Steve and
Michelle Kubby, who have been wrongfully prosecuted by the Placer
County District Attorney’s office.
Steve and Michelle and their family are decent people who do not
deserve to be harassed and targeted for their use of marijuana as medicine.
As political dissidents who are prominent members of the Libertarian
Party, they are also the “canaries in the coal mine” in our democracy.
Tyranny does not occur overnight; there are warning signs. When the
human rights of those who disagree with government policies are
abused, we should all be on guard.
Please do your part to support America’s continued existence as a free
nation by passing a board resolution supporting the Kubby’s and
condemning the illegal and outrageous treatment they have received at
the hands of the law.
(Laguna Beach) Jury selection in Placer County is schedule to begin
in Auburn on July 20 in the medical marijuana case against the former
Libertarian Party gubernatorial candidate and his wife. Steve and
Michele Kubby face multiple charges stemming from their January arrest
for growing and cultivating their own medicine.
On Friday (July 2) the nationally syndicated tabloid news program
“Inside Edition” is scheduled to run a feature story on the Kubby case.
Over the July 4 holiday weekend, both Kubby’s are available in
Southern California for interviews and talk show appearances by
The Kubby case has generated more than 100 news stories since the two
were arrested at their Olympic Valley home five months ago.
Transcripts and additional information can be found at their Internet
SAMPLE LETTER (sent to CBS FOX and/or Inside Edition)
Dear ( CBS )
I just watched an unbelievable episode of ‘Inside Edition’ on the
story of Steve and Michele Kubby. My sincere thanks for airing it and
I can only hope that all of America was watching.
It is beyond my comprehension that in “The Land of the Free” a sick
person whose life depends on a certain medicine could be investigated,
indicted, and be facing a long prison sentence for attempting to save
his own life.
These are not crooks or criminals they are freedom loving Americans.
Steve Kubby was a candidate for the Governor of California in last
years elections, is a dedicated family man, and an exceptional American.
That the medicine that keeps Kubby alive happens to be cannabis
instead of heart medication or insulin makes no difference whatsoever.
The arbitrary outlawing of the drug does not override the fact that it
is unquestionably the only drug that keeps him alive. To deny this
medication is a death sentence on an innocent man. It is hard to
imagine a more sinister objective. It is unconscionable that our law
enforcement agencies and district attorneys, the very people we charge
with enforcing the law, are the ones breaking it.
I, for one, am sick to death of a vicious overbearing, vindictive, and
amoral federal and local government ignoring California law, teaming
up on the innocent, and steam rolling anyone who has the gumption to
act in their own best interests instead of following the ludicrous,
expensive and failed federal drug policies foisted on an a largely
uninformed public by DC bureaucrats with little or no integrity,
knowledge, or honor on the subject.
IMPORTANT: Always include your address and telephone number
Please note: If you choose to use this letter as a model please modify it at
least somewhat so that the station does not receive numerous copies of the same
letter and so that the original author receives credit for his/her work.
ADDITIONAL INFO to help you in your letter writing efforts
3 Tips for Letter Writers – Letter Writers Style Guide – and MUCH more
in the way of Writers Resources See http://www.mapinc.org/resource/
Prepared by Mark Greer DrugSense FOCUS Alert Specialist