Montel urges legalizing medical marijuana
March 23, 2007
The Courant said the Emmy-award-winning television host told an audience at the Legislative Office Building: "I have been on everything. I've been on morphine to the point where it almost shut down my kidneys. I've been oxycodone. I've taken six to 12 of those in a day and found myself doing nothing but drooling in a corner and crying because I still hurt."
The Courant said the House Bill 6715, known as the Compassionate Use Act, passed the judiciary committee this week in a 32-8 vote and said it is expected to be reviewed by several other committees on its way to the state House for a vote. Connecticut proponents are optimistic about the bill's passage sometime this year.