ARREST Los Angeles Author, AIDS & Cancer Patient
JULY 23, 1998 / LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: At 6:00 A.M. Pacific Time, Federal Agents arrested Los Angeles author, AIDS and Cancer patient Peter McWilliams in his Laurel Canyon home located at 8148 Mannix Drive.
Thursday, July 23, 1998
When questioned, Federal authorities would only comment that McWilliams had been arrested in connection with the July 29, 1997 arrest of pot-activist Todd McCormick who was arrested in a rented Bel-Air home filled with more than 4,000 pot plants which McCormick was cultivating to treat his cancer and to contribute research to an upcoming book with Peter McWilliams.
McWilliams--an outspoken advocate of medical marijuana and Proposition 215-- suffers from AIDS and Cancer and uses medical marijuana to ease the nausea caused by the cocktail of drugs he must take to sustain his life.
McWilliams is the author and publisher of more than 35 books which have sold more than ten million copies. His books have appeared five times on the New York Times best-seller list. McWilliams celebrated 30 years as a self-publisher in June. His books include How to Survive the Loss of a Love, How to Heal Depression, Hypericum & Depression, and Aint Nobodys Business If You DoThe Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in Our Free Country (a book openly critical of the drug war). These books can be read on-line at http://www.mcwilliams.com