Montel Williams Supports Medical Marijuana Bill In Maryland | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Montel Williams Supports Medical Marijuana Bill In Maryland

Play associated audio

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.

NPR

Crime Writer Creates A Hero For Her Beloved, Much-Maligned South LA

In her new book, Rachel Howzell Hall introduces Elouise "Lou" Norton, a fiercely ambitious homicide detective who patrols the same Los Angeles streets that she — and Hall — grew up on.
NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.
WAMU 88.5

Opening Statements Begin Tuesday Morning In McDonnell Trial

With jury selection completed on Monday, opening statements are expected this morning in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

NPR

Brothers Exploit Loopholes In Airbnb, Kickstarter

Two brothers rented a condo in Palm Springs and began claiming tenants' rights after 30 days, then threatened to sue the owner for negligence, claiming the tap water damaged their espresso machine.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.