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Peter McWilliams:
Ain't Nobody's Business if You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in Our Free Society (1993).

I wish every single person who believes the War on Drugs is moral would examine Peter's life - or more importantly - the utter tragic absurdity of his death.

The author of several positive, up-beat 'self-help' books, Peter got caught up in the gears of the Idiocracy as he was seeking medical treatment. He had aids and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer. Though medical marijuana was **legal** under California state law, he was investigated by the federal DEA and convicted of violating marijuana laws.

While awaiting sentencing, this man with terminal illnesses, was prohibited from using legal medical marijuana to control the severe nausea and vomiting that was caused by the chemotherapy. He died choking on his own vomit.

Sorry, I know you just asked for a reference. It is a great book. The title of the book, "the absurdity of consensual crimes in a free society" is sadly underscored by what actually happened to him.

He was a man widely known for his humor and positive attitude; with many friends and many fans of his books. I didn't know him personally, but I was saddened and outraged by his plight and shocked at his death. I hope moral people do not think he deserved to die that way.