ATTENTION! KEEP CALLING THE JAIL MEDICAL CENTER @ 530-745-8660 AND REQUESTING THAT STEVE SEE AN OUTSIDE DOCTOR. CONTINUE TO CALL THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE ABOUT THE MOTION INTO COURT FOR EDIBLES TO BE GIVEN TO STEVE.[Bradford R. Fenocchio Placer County District Attorney (530) 889-7000,(530) 889-7129 fax [email protected]] THANKS EVERYONE!
SAN FRANCISCO — Medical marijuana crusader Steve Kubby was arrested Thursday night at San Francisco Airport after spending years as a fugitive in Canada.
Kubby was arrested on a no-bail warrant and booked into San Mateo County jail, San Francisco police said.
Kubby’s supporters and family were on hand as he boarded the flight escorted by his American lawyer, who worried he could die without access to pot in jail.
“The officials in Canada might be sending him back to a death sentence,” said Bill McPike
CALIFORNIA NORML RELEASE – JAN 26, 10:30 PM PST
KUBBY SERIOUSLY ILL IN SAN MATEO JAIL – PLACER COUNTY RESPONSIBLE
Steve Kubby was arrested by a dozen police immediately upon landing at the San Francisco airport and has been 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.
California NORML is calling on Placer County authorities to desist its inhumane persecution of Steve Kubby.
– D. Gieringer, Cal NORML