Drug Warriors to Execute another Medical Marijuana User

While the DEA actions against marijuana seed grower Marc Emery are despicable enough, the latest drug extradition case is against a medical marijuana user who may die as a result of a final appeal scheduled for Jan. 9, 2006. This is how Steve Kubby describes his medical condition in his blog:

The bad news is that I have been diagnosed with terminal cancer and told I have as little as six months to live.

The good news is that this is the 30th year that my doctors have been telling me this. My adrenal cancer is considered one of the most deadly forms known, yet I continue to live a happy and healthy life, thanks to the only medicine I use, cannabis.

Kubby suffers from a fatal condition known as malignant pheochromocytoma. That he has survived by use of marijuana is a topic of intense curiosity by medical experts, who are not allowed to experiment with the politically incorrect but potentially life saving medication.

After being arrested on drug charges in the late 90s, Kubby eventually went into exile in Canada in the spring of 2001. Today, he is under a Canadian departure order that will deliver him to the U.S. authorities on January 12. The Kubbys plan to appeal this order three days prior to the extradition date. If forcibly returned to the United States, Kubby will be immediately jailed and deprived of the medication which keeps him alive.

Kubby has twice been held behind bars for a few days, and he nearly died both times. This time, it is expected that he would spend 90 days in jail. According to his family, this will almost certainly prove fatal to Kubby.

For those of you not aware of his background, Kubby is not the stereotypical recreational or even medicinal user. Instead, he is a professional whose immediate survival depends on the medication.

Time and time again, the government kills by incarcerating medical marijuana users.

It is important that we do what we can to help support Steve Kubby over the next few trying days. Two key things one may do are to spread the word and to donate to his legal defense fund. It’s not just important; it’s a matter of life and death.

Update: Michele (Steve’s wife) Kubby added this important comment:

If your conscience is shocked at our removal and you’d like to help immediately, please call or fax or e-mail the Immigration Minster of Canada, the Honourable Joe Volpe at:

In Ottawa at: 613-992-6361 or Fax at 613-992-9791
In Toronto at: 416-781-5583 or Fax at 416-781-5586
[You can e-mail the Minister at Minister@cic.gc.ca, but calls and faxes are more effective.]

The Minister has the legal right to stop this at anytime and he is bound by law to act, if removing us would, “would shock the conscience of Canadians.”

posted by Stephen Gordon
  • http://billstclair.com/blog/ Bill St. Clair

    Kill a narc today. The life you save could be your own.

  • http://exposingsecrets.blogsome.com Jake Porter

    Thanks for telling about this, I am e-mailing everyone and telling them.

  • http://www.alicelillieandher.blogspot.com Alice Lillie

    Thank you so much for spreading the word of this grave injustice. I urge *everyone* to pass this on. We need to pressure the authorities up there to grant him refugee status. Not only for him, but for their two young daughters.

  • james

    the link for ‘professional’ is incorrect, the correct link is, http://kubby.com/CV.html

  • Stephen Gordon

    Thanks, James – fixing it now

  • http://UnderConstruction Chummy Anthony

    How many of our people must die before this terrible DRUG WAR ends. I fear for the life and security of my children. We must all get off the couch and fight for our basic right to choose our own medicine. I’m fighting on 3 fronts Marijuana Party of Canada,Kings/Hants Nova Scotia in this 39th general election and if everyone everywhere in Canada just gets off the couch and votes for the Marijuana Party in their riding we’ll do the fighting of our government for them,but for the health and safty of all of society, for Gods sake get out and vote. Join our group here in the maritimes MUMM.ca and support change. In the next provincial election get out and run for the Marijuana Party of N.S. or any province. Just Do it!
    tokes2ya:)-Chummy Anthony

  • http://kubby.com Michele Kubby

    If you’re conscience is shocked at our removal and you’d like to help immediately, please call or fax or e-mail the Immigration Minster of Canada, the Honourable Joe Volpe at:
    In Ottawa at: 613-992-6361 or Fax at 613-992-9791
    In Toronto at: 416-781-5583 or Fax at 416-781-5586
    [You can e-mail the Minister at Minister@cic.gc.ca, but calls and faxes are more effective.]

    The Minister has the legal right to stop this at anytime and he is bound by law to act, if removing us would, “would shock the conscience of Canadians.”

    Special thanks to Stephen Gordon and the members of this web site for your wonderful support.

    -Michele

  • http://ohiopatient.net/v2/content/view/70/2/ Randy Brush

    He is not the only one who will be jailed this month and possible die from lack of medicine. The last time I was in jail they wouldn’t even give me my prescription drugs. And no one cares. Everyone says get a lawyer but they cost money. There is nothing that can be done. Even the ACLU refused to help me.

    My story… http://ohiopatient.net/v2/content/view/70/2/

  • http://hammeroftruth.com/about/ Chris Bennett

    We need to make a list of all those who could possibly suffer the same fate Steve Kubby or even Peter McWilliams suffered. This is an outrage.

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  • Stephen Gordon

    Chris,

    There is an onging list, but I forgot the URL. It may be on Pete Guither’s site, but I am not sure.

  • http://ilmjp.com Richard J. Rawlings

    Stay positive Steve! You and your family are in my thoughts…and I’m thinking you will one day return to the US, as a free man allowed to visit your family and friends here without fear of the US Government.

    Much Love to You and Michele Always,
    Rich

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  • Sorrells Dewoody

    The national libertarian party could have supported this family all these years but instead have almost ignored him. There is no defense fund at the party website for him yet this would have been one of the most effective, efficient actions the party could have taken against the war on drugs.

    Why has party leadership refused to actively support this family? Steve ran for governor as a Libertarian and once was almost elected as the VP candidate. If the party turns its back against an ardent supporter, how can it portray itself as the ‘party of principle’?

    Perhaps expediency and political correctness is more appropriate to them. People considering running under their banner might think again. They also could be left behind should the long arm of an unjust government come knocking on their door.

  • http://hempcity.org Gary Perris

    Still scoring just one OZ at a time when in Calif and to hell with Recommendation, I.D. card. Why give the DEA my name and address via I.D. list when all I am facing with an OZ or less is a $100 fine from the State?

  • Thomas Cobb

    Look people if you think that this man was jailed for medical marijuana you’re wrong.He is being jailed for the crime of possession of a controled substance Mushrooms,and peyote.I regreat that because of these charges he may have put his own life at risk.The fact still is that if he wasn’t in possession of these two hallucinogics he wouldn’t be having these problems.If the story that he tells of the peyote being found in a room that he had let a friend use the night before is true,then he may consiter picking his friend a little better.As for Placer county being a hard county,I for a fact know that it is for they sent me to prison back in 82 for a crime that I didn’t commit.Good luck Steve

  • Bob

    What about marinol–its a synthetic THC prescription medicine used for cancer and AIDS patients, would that help, at least while being incarcerated?

  • Frank Ney

    Oh please, Cobb. Ever hear of drop guns? Well now we have drop drugs — drugs cops carry around with them to plant so they can get around Prop 315.

    This whole thing has been about silencing another anti-WoD voice in this country.

  • http://www.mmjactionnetwork.com Tonya Davis

    As of Friday March 24,2006 Randy Brush got sentenced to 3 years incarciation, 3 years supervised probabtion, 5000.00 fine all for growing 4 medical marijuana plants for his own use in wellsville Ohio. Randy is a very sick man who was made a example of… Please join us in this fight to stop the prosecution of medical marijuana patients in Ohio and accross the US.. My site is http://www.mmjactionnetwork.com Its a small site because its new but its quaint..

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