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February 4, 2006 | Kelly-Anne Suarez, Times Staff Writer
A medical marijuana activist who long argued that he needed the drug to cope with his cancer surprised a judge and supporters Friday morning by announcing that a synthetic substitute provided to him in jail has proved an effective replacement. Thanks to Marinol, a pill form of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in pot, Steve Kubby is "smiling and happy," lawyer Bill McPike said. "In fact, he said it's the best he's felt in years."
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April 6, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Placer County Jail released medical marijuana advocate Steve Kubby on Wednesday after he spent three weeks behind bars for fleeing to Canada five years ago to avoid serving time on a drug conviction. Kubby returned to the United States this year and spent 40 days in jail for the original conviction on possession of a psychedelic mushroom and peyote button. After a few days of freedom, he returned to the jail to serve 60 days for failing to appear in 2001 to serve his original sentence.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Medical marijuana advocate Steve Kubby returned to Placer County Jail on Wednesday for up to two months for fleeing to Canada five years ago to avoid serving time on a drug conviction. When his longtime effort to win Canadian asylum was rejected this year, Kubby returned and spent 40 days in jail for his 2000 conviction on possession of a psychedelic mushroom and one peyote button.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2006 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
Steve Kubby, a California medical marijuana pioneer who was forced to return from Canada earlier this year and was thrown into jail, earned his freedom Monday after serving a third of the four-month sentence his doctor predicted might kill him. Placer County jail officials said Kubby's release after 40 days came because of his good behavior in custody and their need to reduce crowding under a federal court order.
OPINION
December 13, 2003
Re "Pot User's Refugee Bid Is Rejected," Dec. 9: I wish I could find consolation in knowing that the U.S. doesn't have a monopoly on senseless immigration policy. Does Paulah Dauns, a member of the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board, really think that Steve Kubby will be allowed access to medical marijuana should he be returned to Placer County? It's hard to believe the Kubbys went through the trouble of leaving the country to avoid a mere four-month jail sentence unless they believe the danger of Steve joining the ranks of Proposition 215 martyrs is real.
NEWS
December 22, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
With the jury hopelessly deadlocked, but leaning in favor of acquittal, a Placer County judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the pot sales case against a chief backer of California's landmark 1996 medical marijuana measure. After deliberating more than five days, the jury told Judge John L. Cosgrove that it was leaning 11 to 1 to acquit Steve Kubby and his wife, Michele, of charges that the 265 marijuana plants they had cultivated in a Squaw Valley home were for financial gain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid raucous claps and chants, Libertarian Party delegates Sunday selected an author and former investment advisor as their presidential candidate--although Harry Browne readily admits that he'll be lucky to get more than a million votes. Meeting at the Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, the party delegates cast 493 of 878 votes in favor of Browne, who represented the party in a 1996 presidential bid and received nearly 500,000 votes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2000 | JAIMEE ROSE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Laguna Beach resident Steve Kubby is running for a spot in the White House, while the government is trying to find him a spot in jail. Kubby is seeking the vice presidential nomination at the Libertarian Party national convention in Anaheim this weekend, and authorities in Placer County are prosecuting him for alleged possession of marijuana with the intent to sell. Kubby has adrenal cancer and maintains that marijuana is keeping him alive. He says he takes the drug on the advice of a doctor.
MAGAZINE
February 2, 2003 | Eric Bailey
To see the Sechelt, B.C., home of expatriate California activist Steve Kubby is to understand the depth of the man's passion about medical marijuana. Up on the top floor, the cumulus of medicinal cannabis smoke is often so thick that it has been declared off limits to 6-year-old Brooke and her sister, Crystal, 3. This level is also nerve center for Team Kubby. A trio of computers generates mass e-mail chatter to cannabis constituents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man at the lectern said his message would be brief. And as the five Orange County supervisors leaned back in their chairs, Steve Kubby, articulate and well-dressed in a business suit, came right to the point. "Hi, I'm Steve Kubby. I'm a cancer patient and I use marijuana to stay alive." Kubby urged the board to enforce the state's medical-marijuana initiative and also to provide "safe houses" where the seriously ill can use the drug without fear of arrest or harassment by law enforcement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2006 | Kelly-Anne Suarez, Times Staff Writer
A medical marijuana activist who long argued that he needed the drug to cope with his cancer surprised a judge and supporters Friday morning by announcing that a synthetic substitute provided to him in jail has proved an effective replacement. Thanks to Marinol, a pill form of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in pot, Steve Kubby is "smiling and happy," lawyer Bill McPike said. "In fact, he said it's the best he's felt in years."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2006 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
An attorney for jailed medical marijuana activist Steve Kubby on Tuesday asked that the cancer-stricken inmate be allowed to eat cannabis in food or pills while behind bars, or be released to serve his time under house arrest. Kubby, a former Libertarian candidate for governor of California, fled Placer County in 2001 and moved to Canada to avoid a 120-day jail stint he contends would have been a death sentence without marijuana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2006 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
Five years after fleeing to Canada to avoid jail, medical marijuana activist Steve Kubby returned here in handcuffs Friday facing an uncertain future and a stint behind bars that his doctor contends might prove a death sentence. Law enforcement officers whisked Kubby off a commercial jet at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday evening, and friends said he soon began to feel the effects of his rare form of adrenal cancer while in custody.
OPINION
December 13, 2003
Re "Pot User's Refugee Bid Is Rejected," Dec. 9: I wish I could find consolation in knowing that the U.S. doesn't have a monopoly on senseless immigration policy. Does Paulah Dauns, a member of the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board, really think that Steve Kubby will be allowed access to medical marijuana should he be returned to Placer County? It's hard to believe the Kubbys went through the trouble of leaving the country to avoid a mere four-month jail sentence unless they believe the danger of Steve joining the ranks of Proposition 215 martyrs is real.
MAGAZINE
February 2, 2003 | Eric Bailey
To see the Sechelt, B.C., home of expatriate California activist Steve Kubby is to understand the depth of the man's passion about medical marijuana. Up on the top floor, the cumulus of medicinal cannabis smoke is often so thick that it has been declared off limits to 6-year-old Brooke and her sister, Crystal, 3. This level is also nerve center for Team Kubby. A trio of computers generates mass e-mail chatter to cannabis constituents.
NEWS
December 22, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
With the jury hopelessly deadlocked, but leaning in favor of acquittal, a Placer County judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the pot sales case against a chief backer of California's landmark 1996 medical marijuana measure. After deliberating more than five days, the jury told Judge John L. Cosgrove that it was leaning 11 to 1 to acquit Steve Kubby and his wife, Michele, of charges that the 265 marijuana plants they had cultivated in a Squaw Valley home were for financial gain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2006 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
Five years after fleeing to Canada to avoid jail, medical marijuana activist Steve Kubby returned here in handcuffs Friday facing an uncertain future and a stint behind bars that his doctor contends might prove a death sentence. Law enforcement officers whisked Kubby off a commercial jet at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday evening, and friends said he soon began to feel the effects of his rare form of adrenal cancer while in custody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid raucous claps and chants, Libertarian Party delegates Sunday selected an author and former investment advisor as their presidential candidate--although Harry Browne readily admits that he'll be lucky to get more than a million votes. Meeting at the Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, the party delegates cast 493 of 878 votes in favor of Browne, who represented the party in a 1996 presidential bid and received nearly 500,000 votes.
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