Judge To Rule on Sheriff's Keeping Medical Pot 

Judge To Rule on Sheriff's Keeping Medical Pot 
Posted by CN Staff on January 27, 2006 at 11:45:12 PT
By Lori A. Carter, The Press Democrat
Source: Press Democrat
California -- A Sonoma County Superior Court judge is expected to rule in March on whether the Sheriff's Department can continue withholding medical marijuana seized from someone who isn't charged with a crime. The case should help clarify law enforcement's obligations regarding marijuana seized in criminal investigations but later determined to be for medical use. District Attorney Stephan Passalacqua has said his office won't prosecute medical marijuana users.
But determining who is using or growing the drug lawfully and who is a criminal drug dealer has been a stickier proposition for law enforcement, particularly given conflicting state and federal laws."It's a very, very important ruling," Judge Raima Ballinger said in a hearing Thursday.Ballinger said she needed to read previous court transcripts and legal briefs before determining whether the Sheriff's Department has legal standing to prevent the return of about 10 pounds of marijuana confiscated from an employee of a Guerneville pot club.Sheriff's deputies seized 22 pounds of pot from the home of Ken Wilson, an employee of Marvin's Garden medical marijuana cooperative, in March. His lawyer said deputies had previously advised cooperative employees not to keep large amounts of marijuana at the club to discourage break-ins.At the heart of Wilson's case is whether he had lawful possession of the marijuana, said Deputy County Counsel Anne Keck, representing the Sheriff's Department.Most property seized when a person is arrested can be returned if no charges are filed or at the end of the case. Illegal property, including drugs, is not returned.All but about 10 pounds of the marijuana taken from Wilson's house already has been destroyed by the Sheriff's Department.To determine whether Wilson was an employee of the club and whether it was legally operating as a nonprofit medical marijuana facility, the county has subpoenaed business and financial records and sought to take depositions from Wilson and club owner Ben Hill.Wilson's lawyer, William Panzer, a co-author of the 1996 initiative that legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes, argued that the Sheriff's Department has no right to seek such records.Indeed, Ballinger questioned Keck about whose responsibility it is to determine the facts surrounding the seizure and who may lawfully possess the marijuana."Isn't that the job of the district attorney?" she asked.Ballinger set a March 9 hearing date to determine what legal standing the Sheriff's Department has in the case. If she determines the sheriff has a legal right to be involved in the case, additional dates will be set for further arguments.Complete Title: Judge To Rule on Sheriff's Keeping Medical Pot When No Crime ChargedSource: Press Democrat, The (CA)Author: Lori A. Carter, The Press DemocratPublished: Friday, January 27, 2006Copyright: 2006 The Press DemocratContact: letters pressdemo.comWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #47 posted by Dankhank on January 29, 2006 at 13:54:56 PT
Waiting ...
divinetribe ...we all wait, some, as you are in the thick of it ...Peace to all who resist ...
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Comment #46 posted by divinetribe on January 28, 2006 at 22:35:14 PT:
Waiting for my medicine too.
I was arrested in may on 101 in garberville humboldt cnty.
I ahve bee trying to get my medicine back and it' slow going . funny thing was I got a letter from the DA saying he would not break the fed law and return it ... now I am waiting to go to court..
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Comment #45 posted by whig on January 28, 2006 at 17:59:12 PT
"A government based on fear and hatred and arrogance. Doesn't seem good at all."It isn't very good."Runruff, I understand your feeling. I had way more confidence in in my fellow Americans in general than they apparently deserved. I never dreamed they would be so cruel, stupid, greedy, and senseless."People are driven by fear. We are told to fear. Fear is the greatest tool of social control. Even those who tell you they will protect you, they want you to fear others that you will go to them and adhere to their authority. Do what you're told and no one gets hurt."It was very naive of me, I know. What a wicked world this is because of stupidity and hatred."
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Comment #44 posted by Hope on January 28, 2006 at 16:58:40 PT
DankHank and Toker00
Great idea. It would be something if the jail got several thousand money orders for Steve. It's odd that they won't take letters with the money orders.
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Comment #43 posted by Hope on January 28, 2006 at 16:49:28 PT
Hateful Government
A government based on fear and hatred and arrogance. Doesn't seem good at all.Runruff, I understand your feeling. I had way more confidence in in my fellow Americans in general than they apparently deserved. I never dreamed they would be so cruel, stupid, greedy, and senseless.It was very naive of me, I know. What a wicked world this is because of stupidity and hatred.
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Comment #42 posted by runruff on January 28, 2006 at 08:52:10 PT:
I used an old chinese method of consuming cannabis. I baked it in the oven at about 300 degrees for abot 15 minutes.
crush it up and put into gel caps. It is clean easy to consume and works wonderfully well. If the jail will let Steve have it he will be ok.
Good luck and if Steve likes them here are some prayers of healing. heart too goes out to Steve and his family. This must have been what it was like in Nazi Germany.
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Comment #41 posted by Toker00 on January 28, 2006 at 03:12:55 PT
Money Orders
This is really an excellent way to "Send a Message". I am sending $42.00.Wage peace on war. END CANNABIS PROHIBITION NOW.!
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Comment #40 posted by Dankhank on January 27, 2006 at 20:41:42 PT
Everybody do it ...
Everybody send a MO ...should it be a 4.20, MO such as ... 4.20, 14.20 , 24.20?.Or is the arrival of MO,s from across the country enough of a statement?
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Comment #39 posted by Hope on January 27, 2006 at 20:20:49 PT
Comments 11 and 18.Runruff, Steve, Michelle and those two little girls are in my prayers. Their situations and what they must or might be going through have stayed on my mind virtually constantly, no matter what I'm doing. Mercy. We need more mercy.
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Comment #38 posted by FoM on January 27, 2006 at 19:19:27 PT
Thank you for answering about Michele and going to the court arraignment, if that's what it's called, for Steve. Life is difficult for children. Children want to have faith that everything works out OK all the time and it will be hard for them to absorb. 
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Comment #37 posted by herbdoc215 on January 27, 2006 at 19:12:37 PT
FoM, Her parents have flown to Canada
to help her arrange things and their leaving and will be driving back with Michele and the kids so she has that much plus friends but I can only imagine the strain she is in. My heart bleeds for those poor kids, what would it look like for the gov't to try to kill your father? It's just that she can't be there Tuesday in court cause she won't be here yet so I'm going to go show steve that he's still got family to sit with him. Peace, Steve Tuck
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Comment #36 posted by The GCW on January 27, 2006 at 19:06:55 PT
Another Avenue,
Along with contacting the links Richard Cowan and others suggested,consider even going to any Placer County website and send e-mails. This official Placer County site is one to start...And check it out, it includes a picture of a moonrise over Donner Pass.Isn't Donner Pass the one where people died and while trying to survive they ate each others flesh?Now We look back and it is ok to eat the flesh of man to survive; but it is still not ok to eat the plants God created for Us to do so...Just an observation...&It is interesting how the word cannibalism is similar to cannabis...Just an observation... The Fateful Journey of the Donner Party 
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Comment #35 posted by FoM on January 27, 2006 at 19:06:31 PT
DPFCA: Kubby Update: Jail Allows Marinol 
Good news - After much pain & anguish Attorney Bill McPike reports that Steve Kubby is to receive Marinol in the Placer County Jail! There will be an arraignment and/or hearings on Tuesday at 1 PM and possibly 8:30 AM at the Placer Co. Courthouse in Auburn. Here's how to contribute to Steve's commissary:.OK - anybody can put money on Steve's books for commissary & health items. These must be US postal money order. No letters may accompany the money orders. Letters of support may be sent to the same address.MOs should be made out to Steve Kubby.Steve Kubby BK 49899 c/o Placer Co Jail 2775 Richardson Drive Auburn, CA 95603His arraignment is set for 1 pm, on Tuesday 1/31. although we had set a hearing at 8:30 am for his surrender. I will be there at 8:30 am, to see if we are still calendared. 
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Comment #34 posted by FoM on January 27, 2006 at 18:44:39 PT
Is Michele alone? Does she have someone to be with her during this terrible time? Will she fly or drive back? If she drives will someone make the trip with her and the children? 
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Comment #33 posted by herbdoc215 on January 27, 2006 at 18:30:31 PT
I'm going to drive to Steve's hearing on Tuesday
I plan on being in Placer County on Tuesday morning to support Steve as I want him to see some friendly faces as the stares of hate that surrounded me have haunted me. Then on to the NORML rally to roust the troops as shit is on now, this is the time to bring all the bs to a head. Peace, Steve Tuck
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Comment #32 posted by Dr Ganj on January 27, 2006 at 18:24:43 PT
More Steve Kubby News From MJNews.Com
 Top Story: Steve Kubby’s Life Is In Danger Because Immigration Canada and California Law Enforcement Broke the Law. 
Posted by Richard Cowan on 2005-01-27 16:20:00 
Posted January 27, 2006 
Analysis by Richard Cowan 
Cannabis Prohibition Is “Low-Intensity Warfare” Against Social Peace, Individual Freedom and the Rule of Law. Be very afraid... Three Lessons. When Steve Tuck was in the midst of his ordeal in jail in Washington State, he said that he hoped that what he was going through would at least prevent the same thing from happening to Steve Kubby. I assured him that it would.I was wrong. Steve Kubby was arrested last night when he arrived in San Francisco, despite the fact that he was accompanied by his lawyer, Bill McPike, who as “an officer of the court” – which all American attorneys are – was committed to returning him to Placer County for a hearing on Tuesday morning.This morning he was moved to Placer County jail, where he nearly died in 1999, when he and his wife were first arrested. Of course, he is not being given medical cannabis, and his life is in constant danger. There is simply no way of knowing how long his body can withstand the recurring attacks of extremely high blood pressure to which he is subject as the result of his adrenal cancer.
Steve Kubby Is the Only One In This Story Who Has NOT Broken The Law, But He Faces the Death Penalty. Fortunately, California has a very vocal medical cannabis community and they will be keeping up the pressure on Placer County officials, who – like most predators – prefer to work in the dark. One also hopes that my fellow Libertarians will also rise to defend one of their own, although they tend to prefer abstractions to vulgar reality.Nonetheless, there is still a need – and a moral imperative – for everyone to keep up the pressure on Placer County. See the contact info below.As bad as things are, they could have been much worse had Steve turned himself in at the border as the Canadian Border Services had originally ordered. There is apparently no federal warrant for Steve, which is good news, but that also means that – if he had been arrested at the border – it could have taken weeks for him to be transported to Placer County via the prisoner transfer racket known among prisoners and their families by the ironic term “diesel therapy.” Steve would not survive such an ordeal. He would have been held incommunicado in a series of county jails without any medical attention. Once again, it is Seattle attorney Douglas Hiatt to whom we all owe a great debt of gratitude. It was he who warned the Kubbys not to go to the border. Doug saved Steve Tuck’s life by standing up for him in Seattle and by keeping up the pressure on Humboldt County while law enforcement there fought amongst themselves over what they could get away with in the Tuck case. Tuck refused to plead guilty to any kind of marijuana charge and they had to settle for the misdemeanors for “failure to appear” – where he would have pled not guilty to the charges which were dismissed. If that sounds absurd, that is simply what passes for justice in the drugwar.From the beginning, Tuck had said that he was only worried about threats from “law enforcement” and being held without medication, which is precisely what happened to him and is now happening to Steve Kubby. It is the power that the narks have over every medical cannabis patient.
Steve Tuck Is A Free Man. Vindicated. Recuperating from Five Year Ordeal. Will Return to Mining Business in Canada After First Of Year. 
and links The primary reason that Tuck’s ordeal did not save Kubby from the same fate was that Immigration Canada lied repeatedly about what happened to Tuck and what they had every reason to know would happen to Kubby.
Judge Says Kubby Must Be Sent to US. Won’t Stop Removal Order. Claims He Will Not Be Arrested Despite Statement by DA. Family Fears He Will Die. No US Jails Allow Medical Cannabis. No Appeals Left! 
and linksWhen they were presented with sworn affidavits from Hiatt and another attorney about how Tuck was treated, the Immigration apparatchik said that they were “biased” and then lied by saying that she was unable to independently verify their charges. In fact, she made no attempt to do so. When Hiatt and a senior medical student who had seen Tuck’s condition in Seattle came to Vancouver to testify the attorney for Immigration Canada blocked their testimony and the judge ignored them, even though he was told that they were there to testify. Also, even though Chris Cattran, the Assistant DA in Placer County had told the media that Kubby would be arrested if he returned to the States, the Ministry’s counsel lied and said that there was no evidence that Kubby would be arrested. Michele Kubby told the judge what Cattran had said, but in his rejection of their pleas, he parroted the Crown’s lies and said there was no risk of Kubby being arrested. Now everyone knows they were lying. What are you going to do about it, Canada?The Crown also claimed that Kubby would be given medical cannabis in jail, despite the fact that no US jail allows cannabis use. In short, various officials of Immigration Canada have lied from the outset about every aspect of the Kubby and Tuck cases, and I can document every lie.Whatever happens to Steve Kubby, the people of Canada must demand an investigation of their dishonest and dysfunctional Immigration and Refugee services. There are countless violent foreign criminals who have been convicted of crimes in Canada who are not sought out for deportation the way Tuck and Kubby were.If Kubby survives his ordeal and eventually gets justice, the point will remain that Immigration Canada officials lied and broke the law repeatedly. They are the real criminals, along with so-called “law enforcement” in Placer County.In the meantime, everyone should contact the media in both the US and Canada and demand an investigation of every aspect of these cases. I will be in Placer County on Tuesday morning for the hearings and will report to you on Tuesday or Wednesday.Call the Prosecutor:
The Placer County District Attorney is Bradford R. Fenocchio. Ask for either Chris Cattran, the Assistant DA, or Mr. Fenocchio.Be polite but demand to know if Placer County is going to jail Steve Kubby and, if so, will they allow him to use marijuana in jail, as recommended by his doctor.Mailing address:
Placer County District Attorney
11562 B Avenue
Auburn, CA 95603 Voice: (530) 889-7000 
Fax (530) 889-7129 Fax and phone are better, but Email is better than silence: bfenocch
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Comment #31 posted by mayan on January 27, 2006 at 18:23:43 PT
All of you Illinois folk out there, let's get busy!Illinois: Urge your state senator to support S.B. 2568, Sen. Cullerton’s medical marijuana bill: an unrelated note, check out the full page ad that was in today's New York Times! WORLD CAN'T WAIT: DRIVE OUT THE BUSH REGIME: on the great deception...Scholars Repudiate Official Version of 9/11:
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Comment #30 posted by The GCW on January 27, 2006 at 17:43:27 PT
siege and all, From #21,
"This is THE test case for the provision."Your comment brings up another thing that comes to My mind.The area of Philippians 4:10-23 is titled: "GOD'S PROVISIONS"Philippians 4:18, "But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God." Read the whole thing; read all of Philippians. A long time ago, someone could take provisions into the cage for to help those inside. The government did not like that when they saw that cannabis made their stay good. I believe this is a Biblical example of Epaphroditus taking cannabis to Paul and Tim. The example is why they don't want to give Steve, cannabis.The Green Collar Worker
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Comment #29 posted by FoM on January 27, 2006 at 17:39:58 PT
charmed quark 
You're right we we don't need anymore martyrs. We have way too many. Here are two links of martyrs.
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Comment #28 posted by FoM on January 27, 2006 at 17:30:30 PT
I still am hoping for a miracle concerning runruff. We know they happen don't we? The Canada point you made I totally agree with.
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Comment #27 posted by charmed quark on January 27, 2006 at 17:27:38 PT
Kubby will be a willing or unwilling martyr?
I never understood why the peyote evidence wasn't thrown out. The warrant was obviously illegal as they had no probable cause, other than an anaonymous note, to get the warrant in the first place. And he was convicted for possessing psilocybin rather than mushrooms. Mushroom possession would have been a lesser charge as I understand it. (Or was it mescalin instead of peyote?)In any case, he may well die in prison. I can't decide if he is couragous or misguided. If it had been me, given the medical condition, I would have laid low in Canada. Instead, Kubby was very visible and I think that led to him getting expelled. I really don't think we need another martyr. The general population is well convinced of the need for medical marijuana. And the legislators at the Federal level simply don't care. None of the other martyrs have had the least bit of impact on them.
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Comment #26 posted by global_warming on January 27, 2006 at 17:20:42 PT
Have a heart, the dea will be deeseased, cause 'i do not' want to give any charity or tax, to keep their FAT ASSES afloat in this world, be it secular or spiritual, i know when i have been robbed..Cannabis Wins The War>>
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Comment #25 posted by mayan on January 27, 2006 at 17:14:15 PT
Shereef DOES Like It!
All but about 10 pounds of the marijuana taken from Wilson's house already has been destroyed by the Sheriff's Department.I'm sure that the good folks here at Cannabis News have "destroyed" their fair share of the bud also! It seems like every week we read of large amounts of cannabis or cocaine missing from law enforcement's evidence rooms. Everyone knows that cops get best weed! If I was the Sheriff I'd want to keep it too!I really hope Steve Kubby makes it but if he's feeling sick already I don't know how he will. If he doesn't pull through this it will be murder, plain and simple!!! THE WAY OUT...9/11: The Fairy Tale FROM HELL: failed to act on pre-9/11 warnings (LTE):'S COUNTER-COUP - The Action Plan: 9/11 'Smoking Guns' Found in the Mainstream Media:
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Comment #24 posted by herbdoc215 on January 27, 2006 at 17:09:10 PT
I was hoping and praying that runruff was going to
get a break as that was last I heard, now I got another brother to worry and pray about... these are truly dark days. Canada situation looks to be in a full meltdown from the way I see it, just as nasty and ugly as the DEA could want it. Peace, Steve Tuck
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Comment #23 posted by global_warming on January 27, 2006 at 17:08:52 PT
"This whole thing is so wrong."
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Comment #22 posted by FoM on January 27, 2006 at 17:01:24 PT
You're welcome and we do care. I also am very worried about runruff who is scheduled to be sent to the other side of the country for two years. This whole thing is so wrong.
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Comment #21 posted by siege on January 27, 2006 at 16:59:38 PT
SB420, can this be taken up with the Judge
before I flew to Canada for his surrender. Problem is,
we agreed to surender next Tuesday & they opened the
door on the jet & took him right there. .
to use MJ, plus a new scrip for Marinol, which the
drugstore delievered to the Jail's - Medical Program
Director this afternoon.
The problem w:/.785 is that iIF the jail has no facility, the
jail doesn't have to accomodate him. This is THE test
case for the provision. I spoke to Dennis about this provision
months ago & he was going to speak to a group in, as I recall, Contra Costa Co. Never heard back on the smokin'
in jail issue
We see edibles as the answer to the not available
issue. I would be Steve's caregiver & have immunity
from any challenge to my professional license under
2 other provisions of SB 420.
We'll see how this plays out. Thanks again for your excellent observations.
Bill in Cali
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Comment #20 posted by herbdoc215 on January 27, 2006 at 16:57:05 PT
FoM, I want to thank you for this place,
my sanity, and for caring enough to do this work of love you do :) Jah Bless you, may he keep you safe. It's been a really emotional day for me today, I can't quit worrying about Steve as I know more than most what he is experiencing now due to our past history...I feel so damn helpless, now I know why so many who cared for me are so protective of me, I wish at least I was there to help take care of him like last time as we made a good team...damn waiting, worrying.  Peace, Steve Tuck
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Comment #19 posted by global_warming on January 27, 2006 at 16:55:26 PT
that was the point,
The 'Mind, of the jailors..Does a 'jailor believe in 'God?Is it so simple?Belief,.. Handcuffs?
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Comment #18 posted by herbdoc215 on January 27, 2006 at 16:49:14 PT
GCW,  amen...
Thank you for showing us how to pray for our enemies, it is very important that we see these people as those to be taught not those to be hated as hatred turns inward and destroys. Healing is what's needed and compassion is the way. God please bless Steve and give him strength, forgive our jailers for they know not what they do. Peace, Steve Tuck 
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Comment #17 posted by FoM on January 27, 2006 at 16:46:41 PT
I was trying to fix my last post and you must have posted when I was in edit mode so your post didn't show up. Please post it again. Sorry about that.
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Comment #16 posted by global_warming on January 27, 2006 at 16:41:28 PT
So,..can 'we move 'on?
Is this the 'way ? We are moving 'along?So much anger, so much misunderstanding.'we are 'all occupants of this 'Green Globe,
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Comment #15 posted by FoM on January 27, 2006 at 16:41:03 PT
charmed quark 
 Jan. 27th, 2006: Medical marijuana refugee Steve Kubby was taken to the Placer County jail today to begin serving a 4-month sentence on drug possession charges. Supporters are fearful that he will not survive in jail without access to medical marijuana. Kubby has used cannabis exclusively to treat a rare form of adrenal cancer, pheochromocytoma , since the 1980s, and is thought to be the longest living survivor of the disease. Kubby was arrested last night at the San Francisco airport on returning from Canada, where his appeal for refugee status was rejected. He was arrested on a warrant from Placer County, where he had been sentenced to four months for possession of minute quantities of psilocybin mushrooms and peyote discovered in the course of a 1999 raid on his medical marijuana garden. Kubby and his family fled to Canada, but were removed by order of the Canadian Immigration Ministry, which rejected his claim that serving jail time would endanger his life. PROTEST INHUMANE TREATMENT OF STEVE KUBBY!
 Supporters are urged to call on the Placer County authorities to treat Kubby humanely. Please contact:Bradford R. FenocchioPlacer County District Attorney(530) 889-7000(530) 889-7129 faxbfenocch  STEVE KUBBY SICK IN JAIL AFTER ARREST AT SF AIRPORTCALIFORNIA NORML RELEASE - JAN 26, 10:30 PM PST Medical marijuana refugee Steve Kubby was arrested by a dozen police immediately upon landing at the San Francisco airport and whisked off to the Redwood City jail. A welcoming party of supporters and media were disappointed to discover that he had been spirited away out of sight through a back entrance. "I'm really sick already," Kubby said from jail two hours afterwards, "I'm gonna start puking my brains out." He says his guards laughed at him when he requested Marinol. Kubby says he hasn't had marijuana for half a day and has begun to experience all of the symptoms of his life-threatening disease - nausea, headaches, swollen kidneys. He has chills and has not been able to get a blanket from the guards."They don't understand that they're dealing with someone with cancer," he says. Kubby is upset that he was arrested immediately off the plane, when he had offered to turn himself in voluntarily in Placer County on Tuesday. San Francisco airport police said that they had arrested him at the request of Placer County authorities. They said Kubby will be arraigned in court tomorrow morning, though it wasn't clear where - in Redwood City, where he is being detained, or in Placer County. Kubby did not even know where he was being detained when he called California NORML. Aside from his inhumane medical treatment, Kubby says police have treated him politely. He embarked on his trip in good spirits in the hopes of finally resolving his fight with the law. - D. Gieringer, Cal NORML 
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Comment #14 posted by Dr Ganj on January 27, 2006 at 16:40:40 PT
Arrest means Arrested
All I know is what I saw on TV last night. He was handcuffed as he got off the flight from Vancouver.
He was interviewed by reporters, and he never raised his hands. He was flanked by officers.
That to me, looks like an arrest. 
He did not look good. That's not the choice I would have made. Four months in jail for a peyote button, and a piece of 'shroom. Wow, what a messed up country we have.However, I have said this fifty times before here on Cannabis News, that WHERE you choose to live is critical. Had Steve lived in San Francisco, or Oakland, none of this would have ever happened. So folks, if you feel like growing some plants, I suggest you think long & hard on *where* those pretty little plants are going to be grown.
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Comment #13 posted by global_warming on January 27, 2006 at 16:30:11 PT
There Are So Many 
That Do Not Believe In GOD,They are just awakening into this secular world, where profits and more profits is their guiding light.All the 'profits in your world, may spill over your goblet, yet, your 'cup, is on the table of this eternal tapestry, lest you stain the cloth, that is the 'garment of the 'flesh.
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Comment #12 posted by charmed quark on January 27, 2006 at 16:26:14 PT
Is Kubby in jail?
According to, he had already worked out a deal to appear before a judge on Tuesday morning. So there is no need to hold him. Was the "arrest" actually just serving papers to appear, or was he taken into custody?
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Comment #11 posted by The GCW on January 27, 2006 at 16:17:58 PT
Let Us pray.
Many of Us believe in God, here.We believe in God in many different ways, but there is only one God.To Me, He is Christ God Our Father. When I pray, I first ask for Our Father (the Ecologician) to forgive Me of My sins (so I know He will face Me) and then I thank Him for that blessing. I suggest that We do not pray and ask for what We want, but that We pray for His will to be done. Ask to know the truth as He wishes for Us to know it and know it so clearly that We can clearly explain it to others so clearly that other people will be able to explain it to others still...Here is a section that comes to My mind now. The entire Romans 14 is relevant, but I'm posting Romans 14:15 & 16. This section is appropriatly titled, "Principles of Conscience"Romans 14:15-16, "For if because of food your brother is hurt, you are no longer walking according to love Do not destroy with your food him for whom Christ died. 16Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil;" I also request that We pray for the officers, the judge, and the other people responsible for this hatred.We are told to pray for Our enemies; let Us pray.Further, do not doubt, when You pray.James 1:6, "But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind." The Green Collar Worker
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Comment #10 posted by Dr Ganj on January 27, 2006 at 16:17:58 PT
Steve Kubby Arrested At SFO
Marijuana fugitive arrested at airport
Chronicle staff reportFriday, January 27, 2006 
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 Marijuana advocate and former gubernatorial candidate Steve Kubby, a fugitive for several years, was arrested at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday night on a plane that arrived from Canada, San Francisco police said. Kubby co-authored "Why Marijuana Should Be Legal" with marijuana advocate Ed Rosenthal and in 1998 was the Libertarian Party candidate for governor. According to the New York Times, Kubby fled California in 2001 after police found 265 marijuana plants in his Squaw Valley home. He was sentenced to four months of house arrest and probation -- and fearing it would lead to an eventual prison term in which he would be unable to use medical marijuana to treat adrenal cancer, he fled to Canada. San Francisco police said he was arrested on a no-bail warrant for fleeing the United States. He was arrested at 8:10 p.m. at SFO after his deportation from Canada.
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Comment #9 posted by runderwo on January 27, 2006 at 16:13:28 PT
Marinol is worthless for Kubby because it is THC, which only affects CB1 receptors. CBD is what affects the CB2 receptors that are located throughout the body. There is a reason Sativex is high in CBD, it is because it produces the most profound medical effects with the least psychoactive side effects.
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Comment #8 posted by FoM on January 27, 2006 at 16:12:26 PT
Dr Ganj 
If you or anyone finds out more information on Steve please post it. 
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Comment #7 posted by Dr Ganj on January 27, 2006 at 16:08:21 PT
Placer County Jail & SB420
It's really frustrating, I know, but the text of SB420 clearly states it's up to the discretion of the jailers.
They will simply cite it's illegal under federal law, and therefore they will not allow cannabis use- period. 
That of course could be appealed, but I doubt the appellate court would side with the plaintiff-in this case it would be Steve Kubby fighting for his right to use cannabis while incarcerated.
Placer county officials did say they would allow Marinol, but that lacks the synergistic cannabinoids that help alleviate Steve's symptoms.
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Comment #6 posted by siege on January 27, 2006 at 15:57:07 PT
This will have to be taken up with the Judge and the Judge will have to tell them to give it to him. he mite have to pay for it, and have it taken to the penal institution. this could really mess thing up for the penal institution in calif, and open there eyes... and if they don't then they are in deep sh*t. and so is the Judge. 
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Comment #5 posted by global_warming on January 27, 2006 at 15:55:55 PT
re:comment 3
It does seem that most of the 'law enforcement folks are bowing deeply before the confused message coming from DC.Little they understand, the noose they form around their own necks.This country was formed as an effort to defy the lowest power grubbing slugs on this planet, yet they have fed the most hungry and most lost into sedition, to userp this worlds manifest destiny, a destiny that is most honor bound, towards a relationship with God, who has Given, every 'green life, every blessed breath, for God.Cannabis is that line in the sands of Eternity, like the Savior, who takes away all of our sins, .. some wait for a savior or messiah and others are waiting for some outer space intervention, the only thing that can save any of us, is a clear picture in our minds and souls, that illuminates how 'we those people are living, in this our world.
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on January 27, 2006 at 15:45:41 PT
Max Flowers 
I am very upset about Steve and Michele. I love to fix things but I can't fix this. What can we do? It's a very helpless feeling.
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Comment #3 posted by Max Flowers on January 27, 2006 at 15:32:31 PT
Regarding Kubby and in-jail medical cannabis use
Can someone help me straighten this contradition out? In the LA Times article from today, it says:Kubby says he needs marijuana to curb symptoms of a rare type of adrenal cancer and says he will suffer and die without it in jail. Jailhouse use of medical marijuana is not allowed in California, where voters in 1996 approved the nation's first law allowing the use of cannabis as medicine with a doctor's recommendation.When you read the text of bill SB420, however, it says this:11362.785(c) Nothing in this article shall prohibit a jail, correctional facility, or other penal institution in which prisoners reside or persons under arrest are detained, from permitting a prisoner or a person under arrest who has an identification card, to use marijuana
for medical purposes under circumstances that will not endanger the health or safety of other prisoners or the security of the facility.Anyone know what the real deal is? I'm worried about Steve as many of us are, and it's frustrating that there is confusion over what is legal. The only problem I can see is that Steve probably does not have a California recommendation/ID card, but I'm sure his lawyer could expedite that seeing as it could save his life...? 
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Comment #2 posted by siege on January 27, 2006 at 15:28:05 PT
So the sheriff get you to take the medical marijuana home so they can confiscated
medical marijuana, and jail you, they all ready know he worked at the medical marijuana cooperative So how are they fooling anyone. In this case the Sheriff's Department is working with the government DEA and not the citizens. 
so what do we have [entrapment ]
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Comment #1 posted by ekim on January 27, 2006 at 13:43:20 PT
:01/27/06 Eric Sterling, 
http://LISTEN Live Fridays 8:00 PM, ET, 7:00 CT, 6:00 MT & 5:00 PT at (29:00) (MP3 Avail. Sat AM) Eric Sterling, president of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, Cliff Thornton, gubernatorial Candidate in Conn.
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