Medical marijuana advocates

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Thu Nov 13 14:15:04 EST 2003


Medical marijuana advocates Michele and Steve Kubby are anticipating a ruling 

"any day

now" on their historic bid to become Canada's first officially-sanctioned 



The Kubbys fled to Canada from California three years ago, after Steve was 

found guilty

of minor drug law violations and was told that he would not be able to use 


medical marijuana after his conviction. 

Steve Kubby suffers from a rare form of cancer, and has long argued that 

marijuana is

the only reason that the cancer has not killed him. A recent article in the 


journal "Nature" agreed with Kubby, stating that marijuana killed cancer 

tumors by

cutting off their blood supply.

The Kubbys worked for Marc Emery's Pot-TV network when they first arrive in 


anchoring the popular Pot-TV News. Steve Kubby also received a coveted Health 


medical marijuana possession and grow license. He grows dozens of marijuana 

plants in a

high-tech grow room provided to him by Canadian marijuana products company 


Nutrients, which conducts pharmaceutical, genetic, and plant physiology 

research on the

crops grown by Kubby.

Earlier this year, Michele Kubby acted as her own lawyer in hearings before 


immigration judge. The Kubbys are seeking official refugee status. They argue 


Steve would die in America if he was sent back to face incarceration or other 


relating to his earlier conviction, because authorities will not guarantee 

him access

to medpot. They also claim they would be victims of political persecution as

individuals, and as part of a persecuted minority - pot smokers - who are 

targets of a

"genocidal" US-government war. If the Kubbys win refugee status, it will be 


because the ruling will in effect mean that the Canadian government has 


that the US is a country that routinely violates the human rights of its 


The refugee hearings were contentious and controversial, with government 


accused of lying by the Kubbys. Michele Kubby, who has no formal training as 

a lawyer,

won plaudits from attorneys for her skillful attacks on the government's 

attempts to

send her and her family back to the United States, and for her spirited 

defense of the

Kubbys' right to stay in Canada.

The Kubbys expected to know by October if they had won official refugee 

status, but

events in California changed the decision date, when outgoing California 

Governor Gray

Davis signed the aptly-named Senate Bill 420 (SB420) put forward by 


legislator John Vasconcellos.

The legislation purported to clear up problems associated with the state's 


Prop. 215 medical marijuana law, written by activists like Dennis Peron and 

passed by

voters in 1996. SB 420 set up an identity card system and a six plant legal 

minimum for

qualified medpot patients, but Kubby says SB420 is a clever attempt to patch 


problems caused by police, prosecutor and federal disdain for Prop. 215.

Canadian government lawyers argued that the passage of SB 420 meant that 

Kubby was

guaranteed the right to medpot while in jail or on probation, and that 

therefore his

claim that he would die if sent back to face punishment in California was no 



Kubby argues that the actual language of SB420 only says that medpot patients 

may ask

that they can use marijuana as defendants, probationers, or prisoners, but 

that their

requests can be turned down.

"There are no guarantees that I would be allowed to use the medicine that 

saves my

life," Kubby says. "Nor does SB 420 prevent the feds from coming in to attack 

me and

other patients, as they have already done. It's a sham."

The Kubby saga will soon be documented in a book about the family, called 



As the Kubbys await the immigration ruling, which is expected to be announced 

in the

next two weeks, they are busy with cultivation projects and media work. Kubby 

has made

an instructional interactive medpot grow CD, and is soon to release a DVD 

version of


The Kubbys are also preparing to make a professional series of television 

shows that

will be aired by Advanced Nutrients. These shows will focus on marijuana 


medical marijuana, marijuana news, and politics. Kubby says his cultivation 

show will

feature grow room footage, as well as specialty information about seed 


nutrients, grow room construction and design, and marijuana research.

"I'm blessed with a great wife, two fantastic kids, the support of Advanced 


and medical marijuana, which keeps me alive," Kubby said. "As long as I'm 


I'm going to keep growing marijuana, and showing other people how to grow 


Note: Courageous couple grow medical marijuana on television.

For more information:


Kubbys Await Refugee Ruling

Newshawk: E_Johnson 

Source: Cannabis Culture 

Author: Pete Brady

Published: November 10, 2003

Contact: ccmag at 


Related Articles & Web Site:

Pot TV News

The Kubby Files

Refugee Hearing for Pot Advocate 

The Drug War Refugees 

Medical Marijuana User Claims Persecution

Pair Claims Win in Pot Case Mistrial

CannabisNews Articles - Steve Kubby 


The Drugsense Chat With Steve And Michele Kubby, which includes an action 

alert where

Michele requests assistance for her husband, who is facing prision, which 

would kill

him within days

Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 

From: Richard Lake rlake at

Subject: Steve Kubby ordered jailed! More tonight in the DrugSense Chat

On Tuesday, July 17, the New York Times Drug Policy forum hosted medical 


activists Steve and Michele Kubby.  They were instrumental in passing the 


marijuana initiative in California, Prop.  215.  His activism on the behalf 

of medical

marijuana patients, including a run for Governor, led directly to law 


raiding their home, and nearly causing Steve to die in a county jail.  The 

rest of this

amazing story is on their website at During this forum 


Kubby announces that she will run for Lt. Governor in 2002 Transcript

Understanding The Cultural War Against Medical Marijuana 

by Steve & Michele Kubby

Prosecutor Demands That Kubby Be Jailed to Die Without Medical Marijuana; 

Judge Agrees,

But Jailer Refuses to Commit Murder. Just When You Thought They Couldn’t Get 



Lies Have Consequences. From Prohibitionist Venom to the Harsh Realities of 

Life and

Death for Patients. Swedish Prohibitionists, Canadian Bureaucracy and DEAland 



Kubby Refuses to Agree to Terms of Probation. Denying the Punishment Culture 


Consent of the Victim.

Michele Kubby: Never give up! Never surrender!!

Science And The End Of Marijuana Prohibition By Jon Gettman

Jon Gettman to Steve Kubby

Patient Touts Anti-Cancer Properties of Marijuana

Pot Shrinks Tumors - Government Knew in '74:

Spain: Cannabis Destroys Brain Tumours 

Spain: Dope Ingredient May Fight Cancer 

Investigate Cancer-Fighting Properties Of Pot

Marijuana" Can prevent Cancer

UK Medicinal Cannabis Project

High Hopes for Cannabis Medicine in Britain

Cannabis Kills Pain in Medical Trials

Medical Marijuana User Claims Persecution in US

US Prosecutes Cancer Patient Over Marijuana

Steve & Michelle Kubby

American Medical Marijuana Association Opposes SB420

For information on future guests see

The dope on the mayor's race - Candidates all `experimented' in younger days:

The Kubby Family


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