Montel Williams is not only becoming an advocate of medical marijuana, he’s about to sell it.
Claiming prescription drugs almost shut down his kidneys, Williams was given the suggestion by a doctor to try some cannabis sativa and it worked for him.
“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.”
The Abatin Wellness Cooperative facility is heavily monitored by cameras, no weed can be consumed on the property and the “medicine” isn’t even visible to the public. He wants the center to be somewhere that your parents would feel comfortable going to for help.
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.”