Marijuana Bill Simply Sent Off To Its Execution

  Marijuana Bill Simply Sent Off To Its Execution

Posted by CN Staff on March 06, 2006 at 07:42:52 PT
By Walter Rubel, Santa Fe Bureau Chief 
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News  

Santa Fe -- Speaker of the House Ben Lujan got Rep. Joe Stell of Carlsbad to do his dirty work for him this past session and ensure that a medical marijuana bill passed early in the Senate would never be heard in the House.It was Stell, and not Lujan, who had to sit by stonefaced as frail, 61-year-old AIDS patient Essie DeBonet wailed repeatedly through heavy sobs, "Why are you trying to kill us?" after he cast the deciding vote in denying DeBonet the only medication she says will allow her to deal with the nausea caused by her disease and keep down the food she needs to stay healthy.
It was by far the most dramatic and heart-wrenching moment in a legislative session that otherwise sputtered to an inconclusive finish.In truth, the bill never should have been in Stell's committee.Lujan made his displeasure with the bill known shortly after it passed the Senate, telling New Mexican reporter Steve Terrell, "I would have hoped that the first bills passed would have addressed issues that are more at the forefront of what the general public really wants."He vowed that he would not keep the bill from being heard, and then did just that by referring it to Stell's Agriculture and Water Resources Committee -- a conservative committee made up entirely of rural legislators.Rep. Joseph Cervantes, who serves on that committee, pointed out the obvious when he noted that the bill had nothing to do with water resources or agriculture. Whatever agricultural expertise would have been required to carry out the bill, if it had passed, is pretty much common knowledge on the Internet."This bill is here for a reason. It's been sent here to kill it," Cervantes told his fellow committee members before they voted to make that prediction a reality.It happens all the time in the Legislature. Leaders who don't want to be bothered with controversial bills send them off to a hostile committee, never to be heard from again.It is why New Mexico is one of only two states that still allows cockfighting. Sen. Mary Jane Garcia's bill to ban cockfighting died last year in the Senate Conservation Committee following a full afternoon of testimony, including that of a man who said it was more cruel to spay and neuter a cat. That is the logic that won the day.The medical marijuana bill dealt primarily with two issues -- medicine and law. Cervantes, an attorney who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, is the only member of the Ag Committee with any expertise in either of those two areas, and the only member who supported the bill.The only other lawmakers taking part in the discussion with specific expertise in either of those two areas were Sens. Cisco McSorley, an attorney, and Steve Komadina, a physician. And they were both there to support the bill. Sadly for people like Essie, they didn't have a vote.Complete Title:  Medical Marijuana Bill Simply Sent Off To Its Execution Source: Las Cruces Sun-News (NM)Author: Walter Rubel, Santa Fe Bureau ChiefPublished: March 5, 2006Copyright: 2006 by Mid-States Newspapers Inc.Contact: editorlcsn zianet.comWebsite: Articles & Web Site:Drug Policy Alliance Committee Shelves Medical Marijuana Bill Group Fights Medical-Marijuana Bill Marijuana: It's Time To Sanction It 

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Comment #48 posted by Hope on March 07, 2006 at 20:42:07 PT
"Lawsuit". As in 'wrongful death'.
Kap, you're right. I was so afraid they were going to kill him. The only consolation I could think of was, that at least, if they did, Michelle and the girls would have enough money to likely live the rest of their lives well on the proceeds from the lawsuit that WOULD HAVE TO HAPPEN if he died in that jail.Afterburner, old Tom was right. "... our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer."
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Comment #47 posted by museman on March 07, 2006 at 17:44:50 PT
"The teaching of the savior, and the revelation of the mysteries and the things hidden in silence, even these things which he taught John, his disciple."And because they were held in sacred silence in the closet of the soul, those knowledges and wisdoms have continued to reside there, untouched and uncontaminated with the Pharisees doctrines of each age. The followers of that path know the story of "The Pearl of Great Price" and keep it hidden from the 'eyes of the world.' Such profundity is beyond the ability of man to withstand collectively at this time, thus there are 'Seals.'The way is there, the right thinking, right behaving, right aspect of being, is all laid out in a map that needs only childlike sincerity to percieve. The error is in the world view, and the fears of humanity which fertilize the fields of corruption.The 'locking of the way' done by constraining doctrines (defintion of 'religion'= to constrain or hold back) says that no revelatory experience, is/was possible after the advent, that the common gift to man of his conscience was no longer a personal responsibility, but thereafter delegated to the 'authority' of 'christ.' "You cannot 'talk' to God, only 'jesus' can do that!"
(Funny how them telling me that didn't stop my own inner conversation with my creator. But of course I met Him before I met the 'church.')Therefore the only 'righteousness' available to man is through the 'intercession' of -you-know-who.Thus it is prudence which even we can understand the wisdom which adjures us to 'pray in secret,' not to put on public displays of 'piety.' It is prudence which tells us that some pearls should be kept safe and hidden.thankspeace
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Comment #46 posted by jose melendez on March 07, 2006 at 17:29:28 PT
free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty
from:  In jail, Kubby lost 25 pounds, yet said he gained respect for his jailers and the medical staff who tended to the rare - and typically terminal - form of adrenal cancer he has been treating with marijuana for three decades."I realized the taunting and skepticism about my condition that I experienced when I was first jailed here in 1999 was not present with any of the jail staff this time," said Kubby, a onetime Libertarian gubernatorial candidate and early backer of California's watershed 1996 medical marijuana initiative. "I realized that these guys were getting heat over me, and they didn't deserve it."The first days of his incarceration were marked by loud criticism of Placer County officials by medical marijuana activists who worried that Kubby might die in jail without access to marijuana. His blood pressure, normally 120 over 80, jumped to 170 over 120 and blood appeared in his urine.But soon after he arrived in the Placer County jail, Kubby started using Marinol - a legal, synthetic form of THC, marijuana's psychoactive ingredient - to thwart increases in his blood pressure that doctors say could be lethal.His condition stabilized, and Kubby wrote to his jailers and the medical staff apologizing for negative publicity during the first days of his incarceration. In the letter, Kubby said he had "developed a profound respect for the professional and highly dedicated staff and officers here."The short note eventually found its way to Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner, who met with Kubby last week."He said it was an honor to meet me," Kubby said Monday after his release. "I was floored. I got the feeling he was sincere, genuine, and got it. He said he wanted to talk to prosecutors about burying the hatchet." - - -Attention Ed Bonner: You did the right thing. Now please at least call Mike Smithson or Jack Cole here:from: Jack A. Cole	Executive Director	(781) 393-6985 	jackacole leap.ccLincoln Taggart	Administrative Director	 (781) 393-6985 	lincoln.taggart leap.ccAllison Silva	Program Associate	(781) 393-6985 	allison.silva leap.ccMike Smithson	Speakers Bureau	(315) 243-5844 	speakers leap.ccPeter Christ 	Treasurer	 	christ leap.ccJohn A. Gayder	Secretary	 	gayder leap.ccEdward Ellison	Director - The United Kingdom 	ellison leap.ccJerry Cameron	Director	 	cameron leap.ccEleanor Schockett 	Director	 	schockett leap.ccHoward Wooldridge	Director	 	wooldridge
No, you just say? Sign this . . .
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Comment #45 posted by global_warming on March 07, 2006 at 15:43:33 PT
The teaching of the savior, and the revelation of the mysteries and the things hidden in silence, even these things which he taught John, his disciple.  And it happened one day, when John, the brother of James - who are the sons of Zebedee - had come up to the temple, that a Pharisee named Arimanius approached him and said to him, "Where is your master whom you followed?" And he said to him, "He has gone to the place from which he came." The Pharisee said to him, "With deception did this Nazarene deceive you (pl.), and he filled your ears with lies, and closed your hearts (and) turned you from the traditions of your fathers."  When I, John, heard these things I turned away from the temple to a desert place. And I grieved greatly in my heart, saying, "How then was the savior appointed, and why was he sent into the world by his Father, and who is his Father who sent him, and of what sort is that aeon to which we shall go?
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Comment #44 posted by global_warming on March 07, 2006 at 15:34:05 PT
only crying
tears, infinite tearscan I drown in my own' tears?
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Comment #43 posted by FoM on March 07, 2006 at 15:33:40 PT
Ah yes The BUS!
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Comment #42 posted by global_warming on March 07, 2006 at 15:31:43 PT
just laughing
thinking how 'we those peopleare advancing further alongon this road, on that 'bus,everything is just 'peaches and cream,
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Comment #41 posted by global_warming on March 07, 2006 at 15:20:33 PT
thank you Lady Fomme
it is 'good, to see you surfing again.
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Comment #40 posted by FoM on March 07, 2006 at 15:05:55 PT
It was the hard drive. With the good directions from the link that CQ posted my husband took the drive from a computer we have that has a dead motherboard and put the hard drive in my main computer. I got done last night installing and updating everything and it's just like new.I hope it keeps working like this because it is quiet and doing a fine job. Thanks for asking.
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Comment #39 posted by global_warming on March 07, 2006 at 14:49:08 PT
what was your 'final solution on your machine?
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Comment #38 posted by FoM on March 07, 2006 at 07:58:41 PT
Had Enough 
All done!
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Comment #37 posted by Had Enough on March 07, 2006 at 07:46:54 PT

Please delete my last post #35. I have some wrong info there. I have to go for now, and I will re post later.Thank You
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Comment #36 posted by jose melendez on March 07, 2006 at 07:29:28 PT

hope this helped in some small way
Congratulations Steve Kubby,As you likely know already or will soon, the commissary checks I sent to you and Jerry included a copy of the fax I sent to Placer Co. and the media. I'm not so naive to think this was the last straw, but if it helped in any way, I am proud to have done what I could with what resources were available.I hope you run again for Governor, sir. You and Loretta Nall deserve the gigs after all you've been through. Date:	 Mon, 6 Mar 2006 08:25:21 -0800 (PST)From:	"Air Jose Melendez" Subject: Whistleblower's news tip: Steven Wynn Kubby deserves truth, justice.To:	barbanel, bovino, tomfeyer, nickfox, ligree, jonhicks, krugman, levy, rich nytimes.comHello Josh, Arthur, Tom, Nick, Linda, Jonathan, Paul,
Clifford and Rich:Since you all work at nytimes, I would appreciate if
at least one of you would cover the Steve Kubby
political and medical marijuana persecution.You don't need to tie the whole can of worms together
for your readers including DynCorp, Merck, Coca-Cola,
Chevron, Exxon-Mobil, NIDA, ONDCP, DEA, Wolfowitz and
Iran-Contra, or even Harry Anslinger and DuPont, if
you don't think they can handle the truth. Just save
the guy's life, for Lord's sake, it's not so much to
ask that you cover a corrupt and unjust prosecution.
Right? (Ahem)Anyway, below are some news tips on this preposterous
injustice, please do follow up instead of waiting for
the man to die. He's lost 25 pounds in a few weeks so
far, as his verifiable adrenal cancer requires more
than the cost prohibitive and synthetic THC he is
_currently allowed to consume in jail_.Drug war IS crime. We have Proof.CCCCP.orgTo Whom it May Concern,A phone call was received from 530-268-8874 claiming
that the following fax was sent in error.After reviewing the contents, it was determined that
the caller was most likely misinformed, and we do
request and will require that the following be
received and filed in affidavit form in the Steven
Wynn Kubby case, under Judge Cosgrove.Suppression of precise and pertinent exculpatory
evidence will be and is currently being pursued to the
fullest extent of civil and criminal law.*from: documents be filed with the Court by Fax?Yes. Documents can be filed with the Court by fax
through Alliance Law Work Services located at 1439
Lincoln Way, Auburn CA 95603. For information, please
call them at 530-885-0901. Their fax number is
530-885-0801.Jose Melendez
Concerned Citizens Coalition to Criminalize
1630 Lake Drive
DeLand, FL 32724
888 247-8183
386 848-1877-----Original Message-----From: airjoseSent: Mon, 06 Mar 2006 05:31:23 -0500To: ajournal goldcountrymedia.comCc: bfenocch Steven Wynn Kubby deserves truth, justice.Editor, Auburn Journal
1030 High St.
PO Box 5910
Auburn, CA 95604Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814Bradford R. Fenocchio, Placer County District Attorney
11562 B Avenue
Auburn, CA 95603Sheriff Edward N. Bonner
11500 A Avenue
DeWitt Center
Auburn, CA 95603U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
450 Golden Gate Avenue
Box 326046
San Francisco, CA 94102Alliance Law Work Services
1439 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603The Hon. John L. Cosgrove
Department 2
101 Maple Street
Auburn, CA 95603Other media and attorneysEditor,How ironic that Superior Court Judge John Cosgrove
would utter the words "I don't see that Mr. Kubby is
eligible to another sentencing" when denying former
Libertarian California gubernatorial candidate and
medical marijuana consumer Steve Kubby a fair
sentencing hearing (No resentencing for medipot
advocate, March 5).Perhaps if exculpatory evidence about marijuana hemp
were not suppressed in courtrooms across the country,
those who would deny cannabis' efficacy and safety
under oath would be at risk of felony charges for
perjury and fraud.The existence of Cesamet, Cannasol, Marinol, Acomplia
Sativex, Cannasat, Nabilone and whatever federally
funded cancer drugs and palliative care(1) techniques
are or may soon be promoted by the prosecution's star
witness(2) from U.C. Davis, shows marijuana
prohibition is capricious at best and may ultimately
prove to violate many existing U.S. laws.Certainly Steven Wynn Kubby, the man before "Justice"
Cosgrove has repeatedly demonstrated that malicious
prosecution and incarceration verifiably affects his
health to the point of near death. Also and in fact,
cannabinoids indisputably reduce tumors(3) and
regulate pain, stress, nausea and weight issues far
more safely and with more palatable side effects than
almost every approved medication on the market.Mr. Kubby wants another sentencing, not "just because
he absconded," but because he deserves a fair hearing
and not a witch trial in absentia. Willful blindness
and stubbornly ignorant behavior from a kangaroo
court(4) is consistent with an apparently well
documented subculture of intellectual dishonesty and
corruption throughout the law enforcement and judicial
industries, and discredits us all.There are none so blind as those who will not see.Jose Melendez
Concerned Citizens Coalition to Criminalize
1630 Lake Drive
DeLand, FL 32724
888 247-8183
386 848-18771. "Dr. Fred Meyers, professor and chair of the
Department of Internal Medicine for UC Davis Medical
Center, has said there is no medical proof that
smoking marijuana cures or alleviates the symptoms of
the adrenal cancer that Kubby is said to have."Kubby Case Becoming Media Circus Auburn Journal
January 31, 2006
url: from Page 160
Grants to organizations; listed in order of recipient
University of California - Davis School of Medicine
National Institutes of Health - National Cancer
Institute (NCI)
Simultaneous Care: Linking Palliation to Clinical
Meyers, Frederick J.
DAVIS, CA 956165200
Fiscal Year: 2002
Project Start: 25-JUL-2002
Project End: 30-JUN-2007
url: "Cannabinoids and their derivatives exert their
effects via "central" CB1 receptors, mostly expressed
in brain and responsible for cannabinoid
psychoactivity, and "peripheral" CB2 receptors, mostly
expressed in the immune system and unrelated to
cannabinoid psychoactivity. Cannabinoids may be
potential antitumoral agents owing to their ability to
induce the regression of various types of tumors,
including lung adenocarcinoma, glioma, and thyroid
epithelioma. Although cannabinoids directly induce
apoptosis or cell cycle arrest in different
transformed cells in vitro, the involvement of this
and other potential mechanisms (e.g., inhibition of
tumor angiogenesis) in their antitumoral action in
vivo is as yet unknown. Researchers in Madrid have
recently addressed this area using skin carcinoma as a
model system. CB1 and CB2 receptors were identified on
both neoplastic and non-neoplastic epidermal cells as
well as human skin, keratinocytes, and carcinomas.
Stimulation of these receptors using a mixed CB1/CB2
agonists caused apoptosis in transformed but not
nontransformed epidermal cell lines or primary human
keratinocytes. Furthermore, the CB2 agonist, was able
to induce tumor regression in vivo. This effect was
related to an increase in apoptosis and a decrease in
angiogenesis, which in turn was related to an
inhibition of EGF-R activation."Cannabinoid agonists as anticancer agents,, February, 2003
url: also: Casanova et al, J Clin Invest 2003
Jan;111(1):43-504. "Justice may or may not be blind, but it sure
dresses funny.With permission from Superior Court Judge John
Cosgrove, many jurors in a Placer County marijuana
trial today will file into the courtroom in Halloween
costumes.The Auburn jury will be hearing the defense's side in
the case against Steve Kubby, on trial for alleged
possession of marijuana with intent to sell."Kubby Jury Dress For Halloween, Los Angeles Times Tue,
31 Oct 2000url: is NOT a solicitation. If you believe you may
have received this in error,
please call 888 247-8183 so that we may remove or
update your contact
information for our Concerned Citizens Coalition to Criminalize
Prohibition was formed to expose collusions and
devices in restraint of legal trade in cannabis, coca
and poppies. - Drug war is crime. We have proof.)*REMEMBER: It is a criminal offense to threaten
any person who seeks to report federal crimes. . . . continues
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Comment #34 posted by global_warming on March 07, 2006 at 05:20:27 PT

just a little bit early..duh..
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Comment #33 posted by global_warming on March 07, 2006 at 05:19:28 PT

Kubby is out
Steve Kubby Released From Jail 
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Comment #32 posted by kaptinemo on March 07, 2006 at 04:00:03 PT:

Someone must have mentioned the magic word
"Lawsuit". As in 'wrongful death'. That's what his jailors feared. But now, something else has happened. Everyone familiar with the case - on both sides - now have proof positive of the medicinal qualities of cannabis and cannabis derivatives. But they have also been enlightened as to the obvious benefits of 'natural' 'raw' cannabis as opposed to the artificial sort that Mr. Kubby is limited to. His health wasn't suffering before he was forced to cease taking the natural herbal form, and he is barely surviving thanks to Marinol. Should he continue to survive this latest attempt on his life by The State, he will stand as a public rebuke of all the lies told by the DrugWarriors about the value of 'crude, raw' cannabis. (Are you reading this, "Doctor" Barthwell?)Mr. Kubby's continuing trial by fire was much more than a personal struggle; it was a turning point. If anyone thinks the 60 MINUTES Marc Emery program was damaging to the DrugWarriors, what do you think the Kubby incident would do to them? Time to start calling CBS...
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Comment #31 posted by JustGetnBy on March 06, 2006 at 23:19:09 PT

I Hope
it was the jailers that forced a decision to release Kubby.It gives me hope that there may still be a spark of humanity within the beast. Of course it could be they feared legal repercussions if Kubby died, and acted in their own interests by distancing themselves from the crime.  Either way is good, one shows they may have a spark of decency left, the other shows that they realize we aren't silent victims anymore, and the is going to be consequences for the harm that has been done. 
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Comment #30 posted by Hope on March 06, 2006 at 21:25:32 PT

Kubby's Release
So it was the jailers that insisted he be let out? That's wonderful. I know it's because they were afraid they were going to be responsible for killing him...but that's an excellent reason. I'm so glad they weren't so cruel as to carry out the judge's and the prosecutor's wishes.The jailers? That's just wonderful. The jailers were ones getting the mail, too. I'm so grateful.I wish the jailers for Jonathan Magbie had cared.
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Comment #29 posted by afterburner on March 06, 2006 at 20:47:36 PT

Society vs. Government
"SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness POSITIVELY by uniting our affections, the latter NEGATIVELY by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher."Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer. Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise. For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform and irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver; but that not being the case, he finds it necessary to surrender up a part of his property to furnish means for the protection of the rest; and this he is induced to do by the same prudence which in every other case advises him, out of two evils to choose the least. Wherefore, security being the true design and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whatever form thereof appears most likely to ensure it to us, with the least expense and greatest benefit, is preferable to all others." --Common Sense by Thomas Paine, 1776 news about Steve Kubby. Keep up the pressure, CNewsers. We are building a society and calling governments to task!
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Comment #28 posted by FoM on March 06, 2006 at 20:35:07 PT

I'm glad it's working for you. It isn't over for Steve but he is out now and he can get some good food and rest. We need to see Jerry back home with his wife quickly too. This war against people who happen to enjoy an ancient herb is total insanity! I mean that! 
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Comment #27 posted by BGreen on March 06, 2006 at 20:20:15 PT

Posting problems
My problem was due to a blocked referrer, which is something I have my firewall configured to do.I just had to set up an exception for this website which allows the referrer to be sent.RE: Steve KubbyHappy dance, happy dance and even more happy dance.I'm so excited and a little relieved.Now, we've got to get Jerry set free!The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #26 posted by FoM on March 06, 2006 at 20:18:19 PT

I'm glad you haven't had any trouble posting and I'm happy for Steve Kubby. I was getting error readings but it's fixed now. Matt is working on CNews. Maybe Sukoi should e-mail Matt and tell him what is happening so he can fix it. I am concerned that many people might be having trouble and I don't know it.
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Comment #25 posted by kaptinemo on March 06, 2006 at 20:10:51 PT:

No, FoM, I haven't had any problems
But a mutual friend, Sukoi, has been unable to post anything on CNEWS. I've been trying to help him but haven't had any luck; he keeps getting 403 errors when he tries.And I can't say how glad I am that Steve Kubby is out of that hell-hole, but it's only because of the pressure of those who've written and called. Don't let up; the swine trying to kill him (yes, they KNOW DAMN WELL WHAT THEY ARE UP TO, AND WE'RE CALLING THEM OUT ON IT) think we'll forget, so they can do him in when no one's looking. What he's gone through already proves the medical efficacy of 'raw' cannabis, when a nominally healthy person becomes as ill as he has thanks to the (contemptuous spitting) 'tender mercies' of the Placer County officials. Richard Cowan is bang on target with his analysis. They're scared his death will be laid at their feet, and rigthly so. He has every right to sue them for what's happened. And a punishingly expensive lawsuit - on top of the God knows how much has been spent on bringing him down - would sear into their minds that some expenses never have to be made. Like Steve Tuck, they've clearly endangered his life while it was in their custody. This is far from over.
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Comment #24 posted by FoM on March 06, 2006 at 19:51:11 PT

Richard Cowan Reports on Steve Kubby's Release
Thanks Josh!

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Comment #23 posted by whig on March 06, 2006 at 19:36:35 PT

Just had the one last week, and no, the headache isn't any better yet.
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Comment #22 posted by Hope on March 06, 2006 at 19:30:49 PT

Have your chiropractic treatments brought you any relief yet?
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Comment #21 posted by FoM on March 06, 2006 at 19:08:18 PT

I hope you and your wife are having a nice time. 
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Comment #20 posted by whig on March 06, 2006 at 18:56:48 PT

Not in Berkeley yet. Got back from New Haven last night. Leaving for California at 9am.
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Comment #19 posted by FoM on March 06, 2006 at 18:55:54 PT

It's great news about Steve Kubby. I hope you are having a good time if you are still in Berkeley.
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Comment #18 posted by whig on March 06, 2006 at 18:46:01 PT

Steve Kubby
Just checked in briefly, as I'm heading back out of town at 9am, and saw that Steve Kubby is free!!!!I'm so happy for him, and for Michelle.
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Comment #17 posted by mayan on March 06, 2006 at 18:26:33 PT

Kubby's Free!
YIPPEE!!!Now, let's free ourselves of the fascists in our governments!THE WAY OUT...Scholars Call for Release of 9/11 Information:
OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Petition): Call for Release of 9/11 Evidence:
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Comment #16 posted by MikeC on March 06, 2006 at 18:05:00 PT

Congratulations Mr. Kubby!...........
It's a glorious day. You go and get yourself well.
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Comment #15 posted by FoM on March 06, 2006 at 17:57:32 PT

It's good to see you. Have you had trouble posting too? I think it's ok on my end now.
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Comment #14 posted by kaptinemo on March 06, 2006 at 17:53:19 PT:

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Comment #13 posted by Hope on March 06, 2006 at 17:23:39 PT

Now you might know how happy we were to know you were free. Miracles do happen.
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Comment #12 posted by Hope on March 06, 2006 at 17:21:36 PT

I've been praying that they not kill him. Yay! He's out. I'm so thankful. That's wonderful.Now we have to look to get Jerry out before they do him any more harm.
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Comment #11 posted by Hope on March 06, 2006 at 17:19:16 PT

Oh my gosh!!! Kubby's free?
That's wonderful! I can hardly believe it!They must have near killed him. I hope he can can over this soon and put some weight back on.Thanks so much, Herbdoc!
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Comment #10 posted by FoM on March 06, 2006 at 17:16:16 PT

ASA Upcoming TV Event
 ASA: TV Premier of Documentary 'Regarding Medical Marijuana,' Tomorrow 
  Mofilms and Americans For Safe Access are proud to announce the TV Premier of the documentary Regarding Medical Marijuana. This 30 minute movie features interviews with people from both sides of the struggle surrounding this issue, featuring appearances by Dennis Peron (Prop. 215), George H.W. Bush, Michael Moore, Ed Rosenthal, John Walters (Office of National Drug Control Policy) and others. It is a hard hitting look at Medical Marijuana in the modern day, particularly relating to the California front line battle to distribute and buy a medicine that under state law is legal, yet under federal law is still a Schedule 1 narcotic.This powerful documentary was the winner of the People's Choice Award at the Compassionate Use Film Festival, hosted by Americans for Safe Access in February 2004.It will air Tuesday March 7th 2006 on 'Free Speech TV', channel 9615 on the DISH network. It will show 6 times in the day. For a complete schedule schedule go to you do not have the DISH network, they have a list of affiliates that it may be showing on, go to spread the word about this Premier, pass this message on...pass this message on... pass this message on... 
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on March 06, 2006 at 17:06:05 PT

I have been re-installing all the programs on my computer and I just checked in to see such wonderful news. I was really worried about Steve's health. Miracles do happen. 
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Comment #8 posted by herbdoc215 on March 06, 2006 at 16:47:48 PT

GOOD NEWS.....Steve Kubby just called he's FREE!!
Steve just called me and he's a fre man. Thank God our prayers have been answered!!!!! Now it's time to shake the cage that holds Jerry Sisson and free him as well! That was one of the best phone calls I've ever had in my life............................................................Peace, Steve Tuck
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Comment #7 posted by ekim on March 06, 2006 at 15:28:17 PT

ck out Peter Christ of Leap in New Jersey
Mar 13 06 Central New Jersey Tour N/A Peter Christ New Jersey/Pennsylvania USA 
 Peter Christ takes a tour into the Valley Forge area between New Jersey and Pennsylvania to speak to civic groups, church congregations and the media, March 13th to the 26th. To add your organziation's mtg to the tour or to interview Captain Christ, contact Mike Smithson, 315-243-5844 or email at speakers Mar 14 06 "Delaware Valley Hotline", WSNJ AM1240 / WMVB AM1440 05:00 PM Peter Christ Bridgeton/Vineland New Jersey USA 
 Board Member and LEAP co-founder Peter Christ is a guest on the "Delaware Valley Hotline" radio show hosted by Jonathan P. Casey. The show will be simulcasted on WSNJ AM1240 / WMVB AM1440, Bridgeton and Vineland, New Jersey.
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Comment #6 posted by ekim on March 06, 2006 at 15:18:25 PT

Ethan Nadelmann Speaking Event
Ethan Nadelmann Speaking Event: First Annual Health Disparities Conference 
Mar 10, 2006 - Mar 11, 2006 
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W. 120th Street, New York, NY 
More Info: 
The conference theme is "The Decade of Health Disparity Reduction: Toward Evidence-Based Models." The conference calls for a decade of research and practice to move the field of health disparities toward evidence-based models to close the gaps in health. Identifying what "works" in closing the health gap necessitates collaborations between health disparities researchers, practitioners, and community members, as well as between academic, community-based, and faith-based organizations. 
Ethan will be speaking on Saturday, March 11 from 2:25 - 3:45 pm on a panel titled "Addiction, Crime, and the Incarceration Crisis."
 Ethan Nadelmann Speaking Engagement: “The Costs & Consequences of the War on Drugs: What Are the Alternatives?” 
Mar 15, 2006 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
Location: Substance Abuse Research Center at the University of Michigan, Detroit 
Contact: RSVP by March 8th to lschrero or jstanich 
The agenda for this event includes: 
Fresh Thinking on Drugs and Drug Policy 12:15 – 1:30 Hutchins Hall Room 218 (lunch provided) A Harm Reduction Approach to Drugs and Drug Users 3:45 - 5:00 Hutchins Hall Room 220 Reception 5:15 Martha Cooke Gold Lounge High Tea Menu
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Comment #5 posted by Richard Zuckerman on March 06, 2006 at 14:04:24 PT:

After the former Governor of New Mexico appeared at a NORML Conference, after hearing about a Medical Cannabis Bill was submitted to New Mexico legislature, I was pleased and felt that progress was being made. Now we have the bad legislators seeking to subvert the will of the people!Here in New Jersey there is a similar problem. N.J. State Senate Health Committee Chairman Joseph Vitale, who has a highly secure office on Main Street, in Woodbridge, New Jersey, REFUSED TO POST THE S. 2200 MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL FOR A VOTE! Afterwards, then-U.S. Senator Jon Corzine promised during N.J. State Governor's campaign debate to sign any Medical Marijuana Bill that comes to his desk. What has happened? After the New Jerseyans voted for him [a Democrat], N.J. State Assemblyman Reed Gusciora submitted a Medical Marijuana Bill in the State Assembly and N.J. State Senator Scutari [who is also the municipal prosecutor for Linden] submitted S. 2200 Medical Marijuana Bill. I have not heard of ANY progress on these Med Pot Bills, either.That teacher in Denver Colorado High School is absolutely correct that Bush is a Nazi! A retired attorney at law, John Loftus, worked for the United States Department of Justice Nazi Hunter section. He has written a book entitled THE SECRET WAR AGAINST THE JEWS, wherein he details his information that the Grandfather and Great Grandfather of U.S. President George W. Bush, along with Rockefeller, financed 40% of Adolph Hitler's steel manufacturing, until around 1951!! They also provided shipments of Standard Oil of New Jersey [later named Esso, later named Exxon] to Adolph Hitler, during an Oil Embargo. A federal district judge ruled they committed Treason, but it was not published. ANYBODY CAN OBTAIN THE DETAILS IN THE ARTICLES HE HAS POSTED ON HIS WEB SITE: WWW.JOHN-LOFTUS.COM. Other books say that both George Herbert Walker Bush and George W. Bush do not care about ANYTHING EXCEPT THEIR OIL, PHARMACEUTICAL, AND OTHER BUSINESS INTERESTS!! THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT AMERICANS. WHY DO YOU THINK THEY FAILED TO DO ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT THE ILLEGAL MEXICANS INVADING THIS COUNTRY????!! BECAUSE THEY STAND TO PROFIT BY ALLOWING THE HISPANICS TO TAKE JOBS AT LOW WAGES AND WITHOUT EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS [1 IN EVERY 7 AMERICANS IS NOW A HISPANIC!!! YOU CAN SCREAM I'M A RACIST AS LOUD AS YOU PEOPLE WANT: I DO NOT LIKE THE ILLEGAL ALIENS!!]. I heard that New Mexico declared a State of Emergency because of the illegal Hispanics bordercrossing! Law enforcement resources should be directed towards enforcement of laws aimed to stop dangerous behavior. Cannabis does not inspire illegal behavior.Richard Paul Zuckerman, Post Office Box 159, Metuchen, N.J., 08840-0159, richardzuckerman2002
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Comment #4 posted by afterburner on March 06, 2006 at 11:30:32 PT

How Does He Sleep at Night???
"It was [Rep. Joe] Stell [of Carlsbad], and not Lujan, who had to sit by stonefaced as frail, 61-year-old AIDS patient Essie DeBonet wailed repeatedly through heavy sobs, "Why are you trying to kill us?" after he cast the deciding vote in denying DeBonet the only medication she says will allow her to deal with the nausea caused by her disease and keep down the food she needs to stay healthy." This is public service? This is protecting society? This is "promot[ing] the General Welfare"?Common Sense by Thomas Paine
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Comment #3 posted by ekim on March 06, 2006 at 08:59:01 PT

book a Leap speaker for your event
Mar 7 06 "Keeping It Real" Radio Show 03:00 PM Norm Stamper New York New York USA 
 Former Seattle, WA, Chief of Police, Norm Stamper is a phone in guest to the "Keeping It Real" Radio Show with Al Sharpton. The program is available on 14 stations across the country. Please check your local stations for the program. Mar 9 06 "Why Cops Say Legalize Drugs" 08:00 PM Jeff Kaufman New York New York USA 
 New Speaker, Jeff Kaufman, presents "Why Cops Say Legalize Drugs" to members of the Eastside Democratic Club. Mar 9 06 "Cops Say Legalize Drugs. Come Ask a New Hampshire Cop Why" 07:30 PM Bradley Jarvis Ringe New Hampshire USA 
 Police Officer Bradley Jardis presents "Cops Say Legalize Drugs. Come Ask a New Hampshire Cop Why" to students and faculty of Franklin Pierce College. Bradley will explain how the prohibition of alcohol in the 20's and early 30's was a failure and how today's efforts of drug prohibition are also a massive waste of lives and tax payer money. Location: Marcacuella Hall, Room 102. Mar 10 06 Crime Control vs. Civil Liberties: The Case for Retooling American Law Enforceme 06:30 PM Norm Stamper Las Vegas Nevada USA 
 Advisory Board member and speaker Norm Stamper has a discussion and book signing at Borders Bookstore, 2190 North Rainbow Boulevard. Sponsored by the Las Vegas Futurists. " Mar 10 06 Big Talk - WELE 1380AM 04:00 PM Jerry Cameron Daytona Beach Florida USA 
 Chief Jerry Cameron is a guest on "Big Talk With Big John" on WELE 1380AM, Daytona Beach, FL. Listen in as Big John and Jerry explain the issue of the government's failed policies of drug prohibition. Call in or e-mail Big John at BigJohn
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Comment #2 posted by ekim on March 06, 2006 at 08:39:27 PT

all but Rep. Joseph Cervantes should be replaced
the Ag and Water committee had a chance to restore personel responsibility. #6 posted by Taylor121 on February 12, 2006 at 12:05:52 PT 
The Ones Responsible 
House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee
These are the law-makers responsible for crushing medical marijuana bill SB 258 in New Mexico:Representative Joe M. Stell (Eddy and Otero Counties) 505-986-4423Representative Ray Begaye (San Juan County) 505-986-4436Representative Joseph Cervantes (Dona Ana County) 505-986-4411Representative Richard P. Cheney (San Juan County) 505-986-4227Representative Andy Nunez (Dona Ana County) 505-986-4233Representative Sandra L. Townsend (San Juan County) 505-986-4214Representative Don L. Tripp (Catron, Socorro, and Valencia Counties) 505-986-4220

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Comment #1 posted by zandor on March 06, 2006 at 07:56:59 PT

It's what I figured!!
What else can you expect from a state that has drive through liquor stores where you can buy hard liquor and beer from a pass through window 24/7. They have the highest rate of drunk drivers anywhere in the country. I wonder why????
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