HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: text/html Health Canada Lets American Grow, Use Pot
Pubdate: Sat, 31 Aug 2002
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Copyright: 2002, The Globe and Mail Company


Vancouver -- An American prospective pot refugee has won the right to smoke 
medicinal marijuana in Canada.

"I'm thrilled. This is all I've ever wanted," said Steve Kubby yesterday, 
after receiving two Health Canada cards by courier giving him the legal 
right to grow and possess marijuana -- a lot of marijuana.

Mr. Kubby, one of a growing number of Americans who have sought political 
asylum here from the alleged persecution of medical marijuana users in the 
United States, smokes a dozen joints a day.

His new, official exemption allows him to possess 360 grams of marijuana at 
any one time, enough for a 30-day supply.

Mr. Kubby, a 55-year-old marijuana activist with a contract to produce news 
for the Pot-TV Web site, has been smoking dope every day for the past 20 
years. He claims his daily usage of cannabis is a "life-and-death medical 
necessity" for his adrenal cancer. Staff
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