Medical marijuana advocates

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Thu Nov 13 14:15:04 EST 2003


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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 

reefer

refugees.


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 

life-saving

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 

prestigious

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 

Canada,

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

Canada

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 

Advanced

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 

an

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

that

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

actions

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 

historic,

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

acknowledged

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

citizens.


The refugee hearings were contentious and controversial, with government 

lawyers

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 

California

legislator John Vasconcellos.


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

landmark

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 

over

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 

longer

relevant.


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 

"Reefer

Refugee."


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

it.


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 

cultivation,

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

show will

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

breeding,

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


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

Nutrients,

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

breathing,

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

it."


Note: Courageous couple grow medical marijuana on television.


For more information: http://www.kubby.org


URL: http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/3178.html


Kubbys Await Refugee Ruling 

http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread17775.shtml

Newshawk: E_Johnson 

Source: Cannabis Culture 

Author: Pete Brady

Published: November 10, 2003

Contact: ccmag at cannabisculture.com 

Website: http://www.cannabisculture.com/ 


Related Articles & Web Site:


Pot TV News

http://www.pot-tv.net

The Kubby Files

http://www.kubby.org


Refugee Hearing for Pot Advocate 

http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread15906.shtml 

The Drug War Refugees 

http://freedomtoexhale.com/smk.htm 


Medical Marijuana User Claims Persecution 

http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread15907.shtml

Pair Claims Win in Pot Case Mistrial

http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread8095.shtml


CannabisNews Articles - Steve Kubby

http://cannabisnews.com/thcgi/search.pl?K=steve+kubby 

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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 

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v01.n1337.a03.html


Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 

From: Richard Lake rlake at mapinc.org

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

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

marijuana

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

medical

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

of medical

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

enforcement

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

rest of this

amazing story is on their website at http://www.kubby.com During this forum 

Michele

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

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v01/n1300/a09.html


Understanding The Cultural War Against Medical Marijuana 

by Steve & Michele Kubby

http://www.marijuananews.com/news.php3?sid=481


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 

Any

Crazier…

http://marijuananews.com/news.php3?sid=439


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

Life and

Death for Patients. Swedish Prohibitionists, Canadian Bureaucracy and DEAland 

Medical

Murder. 

http://marijuananews.com/news.php3?sid=478



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

the

Consent of the Victim. 

http://marijuananews.com/news.php3?sid=423


Michele Kubby: Never give up! Never surrender!!

http://www.webleyweb.com/tle/libe134-20010813-01.html#letter1


Science And The End Of Marijuana Prohibition By Jon Gettman 

http://makeashorterlink.com/?W22832286


Jon Gettman to Steve Kubby

http://makeashorterlink.com/?D23832286


Patient Touts Anti-Cancer Properties of Marijuana

http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread17719.shtml


Pot Shrinks Tumors - Government Knew in '74:

http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread9211.shtml

Spain: Cannabis Destroys Brain Tumours

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v00/n296/a03.html?1983 

Spain: Dope Ingredient May Fight Cancer

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v00/n296/a01.html?1983 

Investigate Cancer-Fighting Properties Of Pot

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v02/n1215/a03.html?1979

Marijuana" Can prevent Cancer 

http://makeashorterlink.com/?I5D821286


UK Medicinal Cannabis Project

http://www.medicinal-cannabis.org

High Hopes for Cannabis Medicine in Britain

http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread14345.shtml

Cannabis Kills Pain in Medical Trials

http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread14299.shtml


Medical Marijuana User Claims Persecution in US 

http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread15907.shtml

US Prosecutes Cancer Patient Over Marijuana 

http://makeashorterlink.com/?P1EB65A16


Steve & Michelle Kubby

http://www.cannabisculture.com/cgi/article.cgi?num=1682


American Medical Marijuana Association Opposes SB420

http://www.marijuananews.com/news.php3?sid=712


For information on future guests see 

http://www.cultural-baggage.com/schedule.htm


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

http://www.friendlystranger.com/info/recreational_03/mayor.htm


The Kubby Family

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