Montel Urges MD Legislators to Legalize Medical Marijuana

By: BRIAN WITTE - Associated Press Writer
By: BRIAN WITTE - Associated Press Writer

Former talk show host Montel Williams is urging state lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana in Maryland, saying it has a role helping those with painful ailments such as his own.

The 54-year-old Baltimore native spoke Monday at a news conference with Maryland lawmakers who support legalized medical marijuana.

Williams was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1990. He says he has been living with pain in his lower extremities, face and side for years and adds marijuana provides the only relief he can find.

When questioned by The Associated Press, he declined to comment about just where he obtains the drug.

The Maryland Senate passed a bill last year to allow physician-approved use of marijuana. The House didn't pass the measure but lawmakers say they'll try again this year.

©2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 114579024