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Former talk show host and Baltimore native Montel Williams came to Annapolis, Md., Monday to support legislation that would legalize physician-approved use of medical marijuana.

An emotional Williams told a large group at the Maryland state capital that he can't function without medical marijuana. He is fighting multiple sclerosis and says he has prescriptions for nine different pain medications that he says don't actually numb his pain.

The bill is being pushed by a bipartisan group of state lawmakers that include Sen. Jamie Raskin (D) of Silver Spring and Sen. David Brinkley (R) of Frederick.

The bill passed the state Senate last year, but was blocked from a vote in the House of Delegates.

Brinkley, who's the lead sponsor of the bill in the Senate, says he hopes to introduce it by Friday.

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