Monday, June 5, 2006

Montel Williams: The New Face Of Marijuana

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Montel Williams is, of course, best known for his talk show, but he’s also doing a great job of talking up marijuana.

That’s according to Rob Kampia, the executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, which is lobbying government officials to legalize weed for both medical and recreational uses.

Williams has admitted he smokes cannibis to treat his multiple sclerosis; Kampia says that willingness to speak out publicly on the issue makes him the “most important representative” in the pro-pot community.

Although Williams hasn’t spoken in favor of legalizing pot for recreational use, Kampia believes the talk show host is convincing Americans to change the drug’s legal status.

As he puts it, “Next year will be the 40th anniversary of when marijuana became mainstream among America’s youth culture. Since then, the percentage of citizens who want legalization has jumped from 13 percent to 36 percent.”

Williams’ pro-pot efforts continue as he’s one of several celebrities slated to attend the Marijuana Policy Project’s awards banquet on June 12 in New York.

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