Montel Williams Joins Push For N.J. Medical Marijuana Law

June 07, 2006

Associated Press , WNBC - TV (NY)

Proponents and opponents of a medical marijuana law are gathering in Trenton for a Senate committee hearing.

 

The New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act would allow certain chronically ill patients to use no more than 1 ounce of marijuana medicinally. The drug would be prescribed by a doctor, and the program would be monitored by the state Health Department.

 

Television personality Montel Williams said he planned to tell the panel how marijuana relieves his chronic pain caused by multiple sclerosis. Williams, 49, is a registered medical marijuana user in California, which is among 11 other states that have enacted medical marijuana laws.

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