Pubdate: Mon, 22 Mar 1999
Source: San Luis Obispo County Telegram-Tribune (CA)
Copyright: 1999 San Luis Obispo County Telegram-Tribune
Contact:  P.O. Box 112, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-0112


AUBURN - Former Libertarian Party gubernatorial candidate Steve Kubby
and his wife have entered innocent pleas to drug charges against them.

Kubby, 52, and his wife, Michele, 32, entered their pleas on Friday at
their arraignment in Placer County Superior Court.'

The Olympic Valley residents were charged with cultivating marijuana,
possession of marijuana for sale, two counts of conspiracy to commit a
crime, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession
of more than 28.5 grams of marijuana and possession of an ingestion

The couple say that they were growing the 265 marijuana plants seized
at their home for their own medical use and not for sale. The plants
were taken in a raid on Jan 19.

Steve Kubby, who was diagnosed with adrenal cancer about 15 years ago,
has a Feb 4 letter from Dr. Vincent DeCuattro, a professor of medicine
at the University of California stating that Kubby still has a
malignancy, for which the marijuana "in some amazing fashion" ... has
not only controlled the symptoms ... but in my view has arrested the

A trial date of May 18 was set in the same court.
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