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Montel Williams Seeks Medical Marijuana Bill

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - 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 Baltimore native spoke Monday at a news conference with
Maryland lawmakers who support legalized medical marijuana.

Williams, 54, 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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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