Pubdate: Sat, 06 Dec 2003
Source: Sacramento Bee (CA)
Copyright: 2003 The Sacramento Bee
Author: Art Campos, Bee Staff Writer
Bookmark: (Kubby, Steve)


SACRAMENTO - The remaining portions of a federal civil rights lawsuit
filed against Placer County by medical-marijuana activist Steven Wynn
Kubby over a raid at his home have been dismissed.

Placer officials made the announcement in a press release Friday,
saying that Kubby and his wife, Michele, agreed to the dismissal
recently and that U.S. District Court Judge Morris England signed the

The Kubbys, who fled to Canada following Steven Kubby's conviction in
2001 on drug charges in Placer County, received no monetary damages,
Placer officials noted.

A federal judge dismissed most of the lawsuit last year, they noted in
the press release.

Kubby was prosecuted in 1999 on charges of conspiracy and cultivating
and possessing marijuana for sale following a raid on his Olympic
Valley home.

A Placer County jury failed to reach a verdict on the charges, but it
found Kubby guilty on a separate count -- felony possession of
mescaline and a psychedelic mushroom.

Kubby never served a 120-day sentence, fleeing to Canada. He is
considered a fugitive by Placer officials.

Kubby has contended that a jail term would be similar to a death
sentence because he would be unable to receive marijuana therapy for
adrenal cancer. He has stated that Canadian officials allow him to use
marijuana to treat his illness.
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