Sunday, January 22, 2006

Living like a drug war refugee

I've been remiss in posting on Steve Kubby's case. This surprisingly from the LA Times outlines the bad news for the Kubby family. After five years of legal wrangling, Steve lost his extradition appeal and could handed over to US authorities within a week. His wife, who is currently handling his defense, hopes to appeal to the Supreme Court in an effort to delay the handover.

Kubby, a co-author of the medical marijuana law and his doctors contend he will die without cannabis. He won't get it in a US jail. Apparently the Canadian authorities value their US overlord's good will more than they value their conscience. One wonders what effect this will have on Marc Emery's case. One also wonders why our government is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to extradite a man for misdemeanor drug possession charges if not for political vengence.

In any event, it's an unfortunate turn of events that seems certain to end in disaster for the Kubbys.


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