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Save Steve Kubby
January 29, 2006 — 9:46 pm

I don’t know much about Steve Kubby. I’ve heard his name over the years, when he ran for governor of California on the Libertarian Party ticket, then helped get a medical marijuana initiative passed in that state. I’d say he fell off my radar after that, but he was never really on it.

Every now and then I get to browsing around the intarweb, though, and today I’ve discovered that the government is trying to murder Steve Kubby, the same way they murdered Peter McWilliams.

Brad Spangler wrote the piece I linked to above, and he’s also posted a couple of updates. Brad doesn’t mince words:

Please understand, this is a naked attempt to murder a man as political retribution, by means of witholding the medication (cannabis) that keeps his adrenal cancer in check.

I’ve always thought that more non-drug users should become actively involved in legalization efforts — it would at least limit this obvious, blunt retribution by the state. I’ve never tried marijuana, and I can’t imagine circumstances where I would start. Then again, I’ve never had to stare cancer in the face. But judging by the way I’ve lived my life up until now, I’m clean on the drug front. Never smoked a bowl or dropped acid. Never tried a beer or a cup of coffee. I don’t even remember the last time I used Tylenol, or Advil, or whatever your pain reliever of choice might be.

I don’t say this as pretense that this somehow makes me better than those of you who choose, or need, to indulge; I have my own weaknesses, in spades. But in a public dialogue that treats activists for legalization as utopian stoners, would a “clean” voice at least be perceived as lacking in guile? Maybe if more non-users joined the fight to legalize drugs, people would lend more credence to the utterly persuasive arguments that legalization would simply make the world a better place.

In the meantime, lend your voice to helping one man stay alive.

— Eric D. DixonComments (0)

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