January 28th, 2006


Stolen from Thomas Knapp's Journal @ Blogspot

Join the KKK!

Yes. Really.

No, not that KKK, guys. The other one:


Quick rundown: Steve Kubbyis a medical marijuana activist (he was prominent in the passage ofCalifornia's medical marijuana law, and ran for governor of that stateon the Libertarian Party'sballot line) who fled to Canada a few years ago so that he could remainalive. Steve is the world's longest-surviving victim of a rare form ofcancer, for which marijuana is the only effective palliative --and, having been targeted by America's drug thugs (the government) forusing a medicine they didn't approve of, he was facing a jail sentenceand the cutoff of his medicine.

Earlier this week, Steve wasforced to return to the US when Canada's courts rejected hisapplication for refugee status. Now he's sitting in jail, without hismedication. This is not a matter that time will iron out ... Steve hasnearly died several times when deprived of marijuana for as little as afew hours. At this point, the only thing that those who care aboutSteve Kubby -- and about the rights of all victims of alldiseases to use effective treatments without the threat of prison anddeath hanging over them -- can do is to bring pressure on theauthorities to let him go, or at least to let him have his medicine.

What can you do?

First, make noise: Blog about this. For more information than I've given you, check out the Kubby family's web site. More current updates and action suggestions may be found at Hammer of Truth, Brad Spangler's Blog, etc.

Second, spread the word to your friends and acquaintances and ask them to do likewise.

Third, spread the word to others:

- "Bookmark" articles about Kubby on sites like del.icio.us, Furl, Simpy, Spurl, reddit and Blink. Them more people "bookmark" such articles, the more attention they get and the more new articles they generate.

-Search on the term "Steve Kubby" early and often at Technorati, theweb's biggest blog-specific search engine. You can open a regularsearch by clicking here.Right now, "Steve Kubby" is the number one search at Technorati. That'sdrawn attention and the blogosphere is responding with more articles,which will hopefully quickly translate into some "mainstream media"attention and pressure. Better yet, use Technorati's "mini" utility,which opens up a small window that searches for your term every 60seconds ... then leave that window open while you're doing otherthings. Let's keep Steve's name spotlighted as best possible!

Thereare other things you can do, of course -- letters to the prosecutor,donations to the Kubby's legal fund or to Steve's "commissary" account(which he hopefully won't need because he'll be free by the time theyget there), etc. -- and those things are covered on the sites I linkto. The things I describe above cost you not one thin dime, just a fewminutes of your time. Please help.