“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Peter McWilliams (American Writer)
Date of Birth:
August 5, 1949
Date of Death:
June 14, 2000
Peter Alexander McWilliams was a writer and cannabis activist. A vocal supporter of medical cannabis due to being terminally ill with AIDS and cancer, McWilliams was investigated by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and convicted for violating federal marijuana laws, even though medical marijuana was legal under California state law. He later choked to death on his own vomit when he was forced to switch from cannabis to Marinol in order to remain free on bond pending sentencing.