Montel Williams joins push for NJ medical marijuana law

Television personality Montel Williams planned to tell a Senate panel on Thursday how marijuana relieves his chronic pain caused by multiple sclerosis, as he urges New Jersey lawmakers to join 11 other states ... Full Story
Pamm

United States

#2 Jun 7, 2006
Are dying anyway? Med Marijuana should be available for many things. it has many uses. Some get a fair amount of pain management from pot. The funny thing about pot is that is is safer than for example alcohol. More people die from booze and drinking related incidents than die from all other drug related deaths combined. Seems odd that tobacco and alcohol are legal and smoke is not. What kills millions of people?Tobacco and booze. No one can smoke too much pot and OD. We live in a very odd society!!!
To Montel Williams

United States

#3 Jun 7, 2006
I dont thank you have to lie about your health. If there something out there to help the peoples I'm for it

just about all of us is on some kind drug. There are some day's I do really good, and some days I dont.I have arthritis so bad
so I know one day I'll have to use something.Montel I pray for
you that God keep you Keep up the good work.I'm on your side.


Love in Christ
You the man Montel

Trenton, NJ

#4 Nov 9, 2006
Thank you Montel, for being a voice for all of us! It is incredible to me that something that is so natural(especially compared to pills, alcohol, and tobacco)is illegal. I agree that it also has very low risks associated with it. I have never heard of one person who has OD'ed on weed. I agree that like alcohol, driving under the influence can be irresponsible for some, but for others of us, like myself, who use it minimally, it does not have that effect, because I do not use too much at once.
I do know many people that should stay away from it because it affects them in a different way, but for many of us, it gives us back some quality of life. I am very ill, and although I do not have cancer(as if that is the only reason it should be acceptable), I use pot to help with nausea and take the edge of my pain. Without it, I vomit very frequently and have trouble eating. I also am almost completely bedridden at this point due to pain from a disease that is somewhat like cancer and it is ripping apart my organs...lovely, right?
I have been considering moving to another state because of the senseless laws that exist here in NJ, of course including the one in question here. In 11 states, medical marijuana is accepted, why not here too! If NJ wants to stay known as a progressive state, on top of the trends and the direction of this country, perhaps they should take this step and catch up with one tenth of our states that have already made this move. I went to a pain management doctor yesterday and found out that he would be unable to see me because I was not willing to be drug tested. I explained to him my situation, although I am completely debilitated, I am not currently using any pain medications because I am so resistent to some drugs and tolerant to others. So, I was not worried about them seeing narcotics in my urine. Plus, my body is messed up enough, that I do not feel the need to pollute it with much more dangerous and synthetic chemicals. I already have ulcers and also have gastroparesis, so pills are not the best choice for me. I asked him if they were to be checking for pot as well, and he said yes and that if it came up positive, I would be considered an illicit drug user and that he would be unable to prescribe me anything. He also let me know that the DEA regularly reviews his files and that both he and I would be in a bad position if they came upon my files. How sad! Because I would prefer using something natural for my nausea(as opposed to drugs that can give me terrible side effects, including death), I am unable to obtain pain relief for my endometriosis, fibromyalgia, and interstitial cystitis. I am only 24, but have been using a cane for 8 years. So much of the past 13 years of my life, since I fell ill, has been lost time. I will do anything ion my power and encourage others to have the guts to do the same to change the current policies that are based off of greedy selfish americans not wanting people from mexico bringing over some herb and making money. This country still has these issues and with the immigration part as well, which is so sad, after all, this country was founded by immigrants, bully immigrants!
INPAIN

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Mar 5, 2007
i FEEL THE REASON MARAJUIANA IS NOT LEGALIZED IS THE DRS AND DRUG COMAPNYS WOULD NOT MAKE ANY MONEY THE PUT PROFITS BEFORE PEOPLE. NO ONE CARE WHO IS IN PAIN. I KNOW, BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT, I HAVE BEEN IN PAIN OVER SEVEN YRS, BECAUSE OF NEGLIGENCE OF MORON DR WHO INJECTED ME AND OTHERS ALL OVER THE WORLD WITH, A NEUROTOXIN IN OUR SPINE FOR SCIATICA, AND BACK PAIN , THE PROCEDURE AND PRODUCT DISABLED ME AND OTHERS CAUSING A DEBILLIATING PAIN 24/7 THERE IS NO CURE FOR AFTER 35+ PAIN AND NARCOTICS NOTHING HELPED. I AND OTHERS ARE FORCED TO LIVE IN CHRONIC PAIN THE REST OF OUR LIFE, BECAUSE OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE. WE ARE NOT LIVING JUST EXISTING, WE HAVE NO QUALITY OF LIFE, CANNOT WORK AGAIN AND ARE LIABILITIES TO THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY AND NOT A THING IS BEING DONE BECAUSE (NO ONE CARES) I PRAY YOU CAN FIND RELIEF IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER FOR YOUR PAIN, I AM TRYING TO ACCEPT THAT I WILL DIE IN THIS PAIN BUT AM DOING MY BEST AS OTHER GROUP MEMBERS ARE TO GET THIS TO THE PUBLIC. WE ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO CARE, BECAUSE WE CANNOT TRUST THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY THE FDA OR DRS, DRUG COMPANYS THEY ARE PROFIT BEFORE PEOPLE THEY COULD CARE LESS ABOUT ANYONE BUT THEMSELVES I WONDER SOMETIMES HOW MONTEL WILLIAMS GOT M S WAS IT INDUCED ON HIM OR WAS HE BORN WITH IT ? GOTTA WONDER
INPAIN

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Mar 5, 2007
I HAVE JUST READ HOW THEY WANT TO DO A TRIAL FOR PAIN USING THE DRUG THAT CAUSED BABYS TO BE BORN DEFORMED YRS AGO ,NOW I HEARD IT ALL, WHAT WILL THEY THINK OF NEXT? MAKES YOU WONDER? IF OUR PAIN WAS NOT INDUCED ON US, WE WOULD NOT HAVE TO TRY AND RELY ON DRUGS THAT ARE MORE DANGEROUS TO US THAN OUR CONDITION AGAIN PROFITS BEFORE PEOPLE
Help Me NJ

AOL

#7 Mar 27, 2007
I am in so much pain with fibromyalgia, I just cant take it any more. Its so hard to live day by day with fibromyalgia.Notthings works. I will like to try Marijuana. If it works for Montel Williams lets try it. I dont want pain anymore. I want my life back.

Since: May 12

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#8 Aug 6, 2013
Bumping for montel!

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