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, 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.
and 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 [email protected], 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.”