‘Spitfire’ Concert In Los Angeles To Raise Money For Imprisoned Medical Marijuana Patient

The House of Blues in Los Angeles will host a special Spitfire Tour concert, benefitting imprisoned medical marijuana patient Todd McCormick, at 7 p.m. this Sunday, May 7th.
“Politically Incorrect” host Bill Maher, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, X vocalist Exene Cervenka, publisher Larry Flint, actor/comedian Andy Dick and Spearhead leader Michael Franti are scheduled to speak. Music will be provided by DJ Peretz a.k.a. Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction and Porno for Pyros fame and members of Spearhead.
McCormick, a bone cancer patient, was arrested along with author and AIDS patient Peter McWilliams for cultivating marijuana plants in a mansion in the fashionable suburb of Bel Air, CA. McCormick and McWilliams have consistently claimed the marijuana was being grown to supply California “buyers clubs,” that provide marijuana to patients who qualify under Proposition 215. McCormick pled guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison after the trial judge refused to permit him to raise a medical necessity defense. That decision is on appeal to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Proceeds from the benefit will go to McCormick’s legal defense fund.
Tickets are $20 and are available through Ticketmaster. For more information, please contact Kate Andrews or Mark Satlof at Shore Fire Media at (718)522-7171. For more information on the Spitfire Tour please visit www.spitfiretour.com.