HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: text/html Marijuana Refugee Loses Fight To Stay In Canada
Pubdate: Tue, 19 Jul 2005
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Copyright: 2005, The Globe and Mail Company
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MARIJUANA REFUGEE LOSES FIGHT TO STAY IN CANADA

Vancouver -- Marijuana refugee Steve Kubby is facing a return to the United 
States after losing his battle to stay in Canada.

Mr. Kubby was convicted in California four years ago of possessing peyote 
and a magic-mushroom stem. He received a 120-day sentence, then fled to 
British Columbia with his wife and two children .

Mr. Kubby, who suffers from adrenal cancer, says that marijuana helps his 
disorder and he won't have access to it in jail.

In 2003, the Immigration and Refugee Board found that there was no evidence 
that Mr. Kubby would be denied medical help in a U.S. prison and denied his 
application for refugee status, a ruling that was upheld last week.
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