Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Video On Demand: Montel Williams Makes Impassioned Plea For Federal Medical Marijuana Laws

Video On Demand: Montel Williams Makes Impassioned Plea For Federal Medical Marijuana Laws

Montel's Mission

Montel Williams was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999. Since then, the TV talk-show host has tried a variety of drugs -- everything from morphine to Vicodin -- to ease the constant pain he feels in his lower extremities.

The drug that has proved most effective for Williams is marijuana, which is why he paid a visit to Capitol Hill recently on behalf of the Marijuana Policy Project.

Williams was on the Hill (Watch Video) to try to persuade lawmakers to pass bills pertaining to medicinal marijuana, such as the States' Rights to Medical Marijuana Act, which allows patients who have recommendations from their doctors in California and nine other states where the medical form of the drug is legal, to grow marijuana without fear of arrest. This was Williams' third visit to Capitol Hill. So far, he has met with a total of eight lawmakers. He lives in Manhattan. (more)


By Betsy Rothstein,
The Hill
Posted May 13, 2005.