Steve Kubby who ran for Governor of California in 1998 was arrested for possessing medical marijuana. In jail, he nearly died from lack of access to the drug.
In the 1960, Steve Kubby was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called pheochromocytoma. This disease is normally terminal and his doctor Vincent DeQuattro was amazed to find him still alive in 1996, not to mention in good enough condition to run for the Governor’s office. Kubby ran and lost as the Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of California. Following his loss, he went on to craft what would eventually become Proposition 215 that legalized medical marijuana in the state. In 1999, however, he was raided by police. When he was put in prison, he was denied access to medical marijuana. Even this short break from his medication caused a disease he had lived with for forty years to almost kill him.