(The investigative new drug program is the one in which
the federal government sends marijuana to 8 patients each month for
medical purposes and has been since 1972.)
This means my testimony will go something like
PROSECUTOR: "Mr. McWilliams, did you grow marijuana?"
PROSECUTOR: "How much marijuana?"
ME: "About 300 plants."
PROSECUTOR: "Thank you."
End of testimony. The only question the jury will have to decide is
whether I am responsible for Todd McCormick's 4000 plants because I gave
him a book advance for
How to Grow Medical Marijuana or the 1,600 plants Scott Hass
allegedly grew with his severance package money from my publishing
company (he was the president of Prelude Press, Inc.).
The difference is the difference between a 5-year mandatory minimum
(under 1,000 plants) or a 10-year mandatory minimum (over 1,000 plants).
At this point, due to my AIDS, I basically don't have an immune
system, and any stay in the germ-rich environment of a federal prison
would be a death sentence. I would no doubt be placed on the "hospital
floor" where the tuberculosis and other highly contagious patients are
"quarantined" from everybody except the prisoners on the hospital floor.
There is one possible alternatives to prison sentences:
Ask the judge after the guilty verdict to extend my bail during the
appeal process. (Usually in drug cases, the convicted are taken into
custody immediately after sentencing. Unlike rapists, kidnappers, and
robbers, we pot smokers pose a grave danger to the community.)
The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution reads:
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right
to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and
district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district
shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of
the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the
witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining
witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for
It doesn't say a thing about the right to put
on a defense.
the above was an email that Peter sent to me before he died.
This House Rule allows the feds to lie about the fact that they in
fact grow and recognize marijuna as a medicine. It is sad that I
got to watch my dear friend a New York Times Best Selling Author named
Peter McWilliams get attacked by the federal government. He was
tortured and he was killed! In a stste where medical marijuna was
in fact made legal and all of this because of his publishing
capabilities. He in fact owned and operated the Prelude Press and
I loved helping him with his projects. Folks the government killed
a gay self help author because he wanted to expose the benefits of
medical marijuana in conjunction with aids mediciation - leaving his
viral load at zero. He wanted to help others that had cancer and
aids. Please let us not forget my dear friend - Peter