Steve Kubby, medical marijuana activist and 1998 Libertarian Party candidate for governor of California, has had his legal gambit to avoid extradition back to the United States denied by the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board. Kubby has been on the lam in Canada since 2001, fleeing a drug conviction in California. He was arrested for cultivating pot for medical use. Such use, he claims, has helped make him one of the longest-lasting survivors of the rare form of adrenal cancer he suffers from. He claims losing access to marijuana will kill him if he's sent back to the slammer in the U.S. He has been legally permitted to use marijuana while in Canada. Kubby and his wife and two kids will be permitted to appeal the decision, and stay in Canada pending the results of that appeal.