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Richard Eastman Honored, Vows to Run for President

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Cannabis Advocate Vows To Become ‘First Openly Gay Man With AIDS’ To Run For President

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Hollywood man who has lived with AIDS for 25 years announced Friday he plans to become what he says would be the “first openly gay man living with AIDS” to run for president of the United States.

With City Councilman Paul Koretz standing at his side, Richard Eastman was honored by the Los Angeles City Council for his longtime advocacy of cannabis-related medical treatments.

Now 66 years old, Eastman was down to a just a handful of T-cells when he was diagnosed with the virus in 1994, but was able to get out of bed and walk out of the hospital nearly a year later, according to the council resolution commending him for his “civil leadership and advocacy surrounding medical marijuana”.

Eastman – who spoke in the […]

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