Tag Archives: Medical Marijuana

Steve Kubby: Liberty, Leadership and Libertarianism

We live in an unfree world that desperately needs our Libertarian principles of free choice, free markets and free minds.   Unfortunately, we have been competing in election campaigns against the major parties in what can best be described as the equivalent of entering NASCAR racing events — with pathetic little peddle cars. … Read more ...

Kubby: Legalization or Secession?

Topic: Crime and Punishment
Is “legalization” the right strategy?

 By Steve Kubby – Libertarian
Thursday, January 20, 2011

On January 29, 2011 the top guns of the marijuana legalization movement will be meeting in Oakland, California in an extraordinary event organized by California NORML. 

Many of my longtime friends will be there to come up with a strategy for finally legalizing cannabis. … Read more ...

Kubby: Attacks From Deputy, Candidate’s Manager Unwarranted

Originally Published in Lake Tahoe News

By Steve Kubby

As a Libertarian, I respect the First Amendment and people’s right to express their opinion, no matter how harsh, especially if I choose to write something and others choose to criticize what I have written. However, I have a serious problem when someone ignores the facts and attacks me personally and that someone carries a badge and a gun.… Read more ...

Steve Kubby – The Next Marijuana Voter Initiative

The Next Marijuana Voter Initiative
by Steve Kubby

Now that California has made possession of an ounce of cannabis the equivalent of a $100 parking ticket, our best best is to pass a similar voter initiative for personal cultivation and sales.  Growing and selling cannabis would still be illegal, but the penalty for possessing or selling under a pound or growing less than 25 plants would be a $100 fine and a citation.… Read more ...

Kubby: Legalizing Marijuana – A post-election analysis

Legalizing Marijuana – A post-election analysis
by Steve Kubby

Proposition 19, the California voter initiative to “legalize” marijuana, was doomed from the very beginning. The problem was polling, which was always weak.  Despite plenty of theories by the Yes on 19 group on why polling was wrong or didn’t matter, it mattered.… Read more ...

Video: Libertarian Revolution Brewing in Lake Tahoe

Official Release from the Steve Kubby Campaign
Video

There’s a Libertarian Revolution Brewing in Lake Tahoe
by Steve Kubby

There’s a Libertarian revolution brewing in the City of South Lake Tahoe, California. A county grand jury has found the current city council to be “dysfunctional” and probably guilty of malfeasance. Three of five seats are up for grabs.… Read more ...

Clark County, Nevada Libertarian Party issues Statement on Med Pot Raids

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

The Libertarian Party of Clark County is outraged at the recent medical marijuana raids in our county.
Voters spoke some time ago about this issue and agreed that medical marijuana should be legal in our state.

We support the right of citizens of Nevada to decide and in conjunction with the Constitution of the United States; we hold emphatically this supersedes any federal law on this matter.… Read more ...

Breaking – Kubby: Appeals Court upholds State law on Dispensaries and finds it does NOT conflict with Federal law

“We agree with plaintiffs the trial court erred as a matter of law in concluding federal regulation of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. § 812 et seq. ) preempted California’s decision in the CUA and the MMPA to decriminalize specific medical marijuana activities under state law. We therefore reverse the judgment of dismissal and remand the matter to allow plaintiffs to pursue their declaratory judgment cause of action.”

Appeals Court upholds State law on Dispensaries and finds it does NOT conflict with Federal law
By Steve Kubby, Director, The American Medical Marijuana Association

The California 4th District Court of Appeal of Anaheim’s ordinance that prohibits medical marijuana dispensaries and makes it a crime to operate them, has been reversed and the matter has been sent back to court.… Read more ...

South Lake Tahoe City Council Must Reconsider Its Illegal and Litigious Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Submitted to IPR by Steve Kubby, Libertarian Candidate for South Lake Tahoe City Council

South Lake Tahoe City Council Must Reconsider Its Illegal and Litigious Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

By Steve Kubby

As I have said before, everyone is entitled to their own opinion about medical marijuana, but not their own “facts.” For this reason, I am presenting the South Lake Tahoe City Council with the true facts about the legality of medical marijuana dispensaries like theherbcollectiveoc.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Poll says more support legalizing marijuana than oppose

Libertarian Party blog:

A Rasmussen Reports poll released today says that 43% of Americans support legalizing marijuana, while 42% are opposed. Additionally, 75% of respondents favored the legalization of doctor-prescribed marijuana. The Libertarian Party sides with mainstream America on this issue. The LP has supported legalizing marijuana for decades.

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Libertarian Party blog: ‘Libertarians in the news’

Posted at http://www.lp.org/blogs/staff/libertarians-in-the-news

pHere is some recent coverage of Libertarians around the U.S.

The Colorado Statesman covers Libertarians and other parties:

The Libertarian Party emerged from its state convention on March 20 with the most candidates it has ever fielded in federal races, according to state party chair David Williams Jr.

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Ill. candidates for governor on medical marijuana

The Chicago Tribune has carried a series of pieces by the Associated Press that focus on gubernatorial candidates’ positions on important issues.  They also put Green Rich Whitney’s views on the same level as those of Democrats and Republicans.  The focus of this one is medical marijuana.  Whitney’s relatively radical views on this have gained him some press.… Read more ...