b. July 3, 1956
Talk show host and former Navy intelligence officer Montel Williams devotes a full chapter to medical marijuana in his autobiography, Climbing Higher. Williams, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, uses marijuana for medicinal purposes.
When interviewed after marijuana was found in his bag at a Detroit airport in November 2003, Williams made no apologies. "I think it's time for a change," he said. "I hope to inspire others to take a stand." Williams said he uses marijuana to ease pain and depression, in lieu of pharmaceutical drugs. "Oxycontin and Vicodin are extremely addictive. Percocet didn't work. Marijuana is the best tool for me," he said.
Source: Montel Williams Goes to Pot, Herald-Sun (Australia), 1/7/2004
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