Montel Williams Opens Marijuana Dispensary In Sacramento
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Tue, June, 14th 2011 by THCFinder
On Monday, Williams appeared in Sacramento to announce a partnership with a new enterprise, a medical marijuana dispensary.
In a news conference at the newly renovated offices of the former Capital Wellness Center, Williams spoke about his own battle with multiple sclerosis and why he turned to marijuana to alleviate near-constant neurological pain.
"Prescription drugs nearly shut down my kidneys. Then a doctor suggested I try medical marijuana," said Williams, who credits pot for improving his health and well-being.
Williams – a recent guest host of "Good Day Sacramento" on Channel 31 (KMAX) – led a tour of the new Albatin Wellness Cooperative at 29th and U streets in the Newton Booth neighborhood of midtown. He was accompanied by a Harvard-trained physician, Dr. Alan Shackelford, who specializes in medical marijuana.
"We've been caught up in culture surrounding medical marijuana that's 20 years old," Williams said. "While adhering to every single state law, we want to provide safe access for patients and really medicalize this. Patients should be put first."
He decided to partner with the marijuana cooperative's director, Aundre Speciale, a friend he met two years ago and with whom he shares a philosophy of making medical marijuana available along with patient counseling and a standardized product.
The host of "The Montel Williams Show," which aired from 1991 to 2008, said he would be "involved at every level of the cooperative, from the philosophical direction down to the blueprints."
Williams said he wants to change the stigma surrounding doctor-prescribed pot use.
"It's absurd. I can go get morphine pumped into my system and nobody's got a problem," he said. "But all of a sudden they're really worried if I smoked a joint."
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Category: Celebrities | Posted on Wed, April, 13th 2011 by THCFinder
Montel Williams will not be charged with drug paraphernalia possession, the Associated Press reports, after a judge dismissed all charges against the former talk show host Wednesday in Milwaukee, Wis. Williams was briefly detained back in January at the Milwaukee airport when a pipe typically used for smoking marijuana was found in a piece of his luggage. T
he pipe, however, had tested negative for marijuana.
Williams, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, says he uses the drug legally in order to treat chronic pain.
“This isn’t about somebody trying to do something illicit,” he said Wednesday. “I’m really just trying to take my medication. Hopefully this issue and this incident will spark some conversations that will help more rational minds find a way to solve the problem and take the patients off the battlefield.”
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