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TV host Montel Williams to open medical marijuana dispensary

June 14, 2011 |  7:52 am

Montel Williams TV host Montel Williams plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento.

On Monday, he gave reporters a tour of the facility, saying marijuana has helped him cope with multiple sclerosis.

"We believe they're coming in here to be educated," Williams told News 10 of potential customers. "They're coming in here so they can feel comfortable, so to make them feel comfortable we're going to be providing them with more information and more guidance than I believe any facility in this country is attempting to do."

Williams, who has done some work in recent years for a Sacramento TV station, stressed that the clinic will follow all state laws and provide safe and responsible care to patients.

"While adhering to every single state law, we want to provide safe access for patients and really medicalize this," he told the Sacramento Bee.


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Photo: Montel Williams in 2008. Credit: Associated Press