Thats 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 hasnt spoken in favor of legalizing pot for recreational use, Kampia believes the talk show host is convincing Americans to change the drugs legal status.
As he puts it, Next year will be the 40th anniversary of when marijuana became mainstream among Americas 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 hes one of several celebrities slated to attend the Marijuana Policy Projects awards banquet on June 12 in New York.
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