Pot TV News for April 17, 2002, With Special Guest Marc Emery

SEE 4/20 UPDATE ON STEVE KUBBY AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
Pot-TV Anchor, Steve Kubby, and medical marijuana activist Steve Tuck, arrested by Canadian Immigration on behalf of US officials.
Arrests result from recent media attention.

‘MARIJUANA DOCTOR’ GETS PROBATION, $5,000 FINE
Dr. Leveque suffers for brave choice to help patients
S.F. COPS FUME AS THEIR POT CASE WAFTS AWAY IN COURT
Cops forced to return pot to medical marijuana “hoodlum”.
CANADIAN MAN HELD 7 MONTHS BY US AUTHORITIES WITH NO CHARGES RELEASED WITHOUT POSSESSIONS OR PASSPORT
Canadian citizen shackled, not allowed a lawyer or phone call home.

Update from Michele Kubby – 4/20 2:25PM
We didn’t get home until around midnight last night and we have just returned from seeing Steve’s doctor on the Sunshine Coast, so this is my first chance to update you since his release. Although Steve’s health was seriously compromised during this whole episode, we were thankful to learn that no permanent damage has been done.

I know a lot of you are angry and would like to hold someone or something responsible, let me tell you who we believe is at the root of all of the problems. It will probably shock you, because it is not the US government or DEA, nor is it solely the Canadian government. It is Placer County, who is refusing to allow Steve the protection afforded by the passage of Prop. 36, which mandates treatment, not jail.

In both Steve’s hearings, the Canadian prosecutors presented evidence that was so incriminating that both judges actually told Steve’s attorney that, after just hearing the government’s case, they were not about to allow Steve to be released. However, when the facts of the case were explained to the courts, we could see that the judges and even the prosecutors were stunned and amazed by Steve’s story. The fraudulent information provided by Placer County was exposed and the Canadian prosecutors weren’t happy about it. The Placer County District Attorney overplayed his hand and blew his credibility as a result.

This is the second time that the Placer County DA’s office has threatened my husband’s life. Steve was in a Canadian jail for four days, one day longer than Placer incarcerated us for. Dr. DeQuattro, who has since passed away but was the world authority on Steve’s disease, said that if he had gone that fourth day, he would have died. He almost did die this time.

We were extremely lucky this time. Canadian jails take medical conditions seriously. Steve regularly had his blood pressure checked. By the fourth day Steve’s blood pressure had rocketed to 170/110, causing him such severe vomiting and diarrhea that he lost 20 pounds. Unlike Placer County, Canadian authorities were concerned and did their best to make Steve comfortable.

If you’d like to voice your concerns, we suggest you begin by writing the Placer County Board of Supervisors:

Main Auburn Office
175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: 530-889-4010
Toll-free in Placer County: 800-488-4308
Mail: 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603
Fax: 530-889-4009
E-mail: [email protected]

Your letter to the Auburn Journal and Sacramento Bee would also be helpfu in protecting Steve from any further such attacks upon my husband’s life by Placer D.A., Bradford Fenocchio.

Sacramento Bee Letters, P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento, CA 95852
Fax: (916) 321-1996
E-mail: [email protected]

Auburn Journal
1030 High Street ยท P.O. Box 5910
Auburn, California
Editorial FAX: (530) 887-1231
Editorial E-mail: [email protected]

The Auburn Journal has just published a story about Steve, so your letter is likely to be published. You can read the Auburn Journal story at:
http://www.auburnjournal.com/display/inn_news/NEWS1.TXT

Canadian national television, S.F. stations and the Associated Press have also filed articles.

Let freedom grow,

Michele

P.S. Sechelt RCMP just called Steve Tuck and informed him, he would not be bothered by the RCMP again. How nice to live in a civilized country

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