I was hoping to write a lengthy original article for Blogcritics on the Steve Kubby situation, which is an emergency happening right now. Kubby is a political activist who was recently deported from Canada so he could serve a sentence in a California county on a nonsensical drug charge (he's in favor of using marijuana to help save your own life, and helped get the medicinal-marijuana initiative passed in California).
I also wanted to talk about a previous case of an activist killed by the state for advocating drug legalization, Peter McWilliams. Google it. It's instructive.
Since making-a-living type things and other distractions are making it tough to do the report I want to do for Blogcritics on this, and since the matter is urgent, I'm going to cheat and just paste together a couple of my recent posts at the Laissez Faire Books Blog.
The bottom line is this: you can help save this guy's life by contacting the folks holding Kubby and explaining that by preventing him from getting the proper treatment, they are making it harder for him to survive. That we all know that their conduct will have been a major contributing factor if he does die while under their "care." Here are the two blogs, in the order posted. (Don't miss my addendum at the end about the latest incident in this Kafka-esque parade, about the paper they forced him to sign.)
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Steve Kubby: back in the U.S....and doomed?
Steve Kubby, a libertarian activist who fled to Canada to avoid being harassed for using marijuana in the U.S., has been deported. He needs the marijuana to treat malignant pheochromocytoma, a normally fatal condition...and is unlikely to get that marijuana in an American jail. The hammeroftruth site reports:
Kubby has twice been held behind bars for a few days, and he nearly died both times. This time, it is expected that he would spend 90 days in jail. According to his family, this will almost certainly prove fatal to Kubby.
The site quotes from a press release sent by Kubby's wife, Michele:
Canadian Federal Justice, Yvon Pinard, ruled today [January 20] that Immigration Canada may now proceed with its attempt to send Steve Kubby, cancer patient and medical marijuana refugee, to die in an American jail. Immigration Canada is expected to issue a new removal date, presumably sometime next week.