Pubdate: Tue, 29 Oct 2002
Source: Auburn Journal (CA)
Copyright: 2002 Auburn Journal
Author: Steve Kubby
Bookmark: (Kubby, Steve)


It is astonishing to me and my family that Placer County officials and 
locals continue to claim I do not need medical marijuana. After all, my 
wife and I raised and spent a quarter of a million dollars to prove our 
innocence and uphold a law we helped to pass.

It is also disappointing that so much ink was spent on my arrest in Canada, 
but no mention that the immigration charges were later dismissed as 
groundless. The Canadian court ruled that I am not a fugitive, that I 
entered Canada legally, that I cannot be deported and that my convictions 
in the U.S. are for acts that are not a crime in Canada.

Thanks to Placer County, I've gone from an international ski magazine 
publisher to 'fugitive.' My magazines, Ski West and Alpine World, brought 
serious tourist dollars to the Reno/Tahoe area. I was the guest of several 
governments because of the international popularity of my magazines.

I also served as a member of the Northstar Board of Directors, raised funds 
for the fire department and Ski Race Team and even worked with Placer 
officials to improve security at Northstar.

I also garnered a respectable 70,000 votes when I ran for governor. Of 
course, none of this was ever mentioned in my case and as a result, all 
people in Placer will ever know about me is what they've read in the Auburn 

Let freedom grow.

Steve Kubby

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