(courtesy NORML Foundation,
Aug. 5, 1999 Auburn, CA:
Pre-trial motions and jury selection began this week for the trial of noted
medical marijuana activist Steven Kubby and his wife Michele at the DeWitt
The two pled innocent to
felony charges of growing and selling marijuana in January after their
Olympic Valley home was raided following a six-month investigation by a
drug task force in which 360 marijuana plants were seized.
Steven Kubby, last year's
Libertarian gubernatorial candidate in California, said the growing of
the plants is legal under California's Proposition 215. He has had adrenal
cancer since 1975 and Michele has an intestinal disorder.
"Every aspect of our garden
was documented and in compliance with the Compassionate Use Act of 1996
that the voters in this state approved overwhelmingly," said Steven Kubby.
"Michele and I broke no laws and should have been protected under the law.
Instead we are witness to how the legal rights of seriously ill people
are routinely violated."
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Issue #102, 8/6/99
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