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Montel Williams

I'm Now in the

Weed Business

6/14/2011 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Montel Williams has taken a job as a consultant with an upscale marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, CA -- in the hopes of revolutionizing the weed industry.

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Montel -- an outspoken proponent of medical marijuana use -- took the job hoping to create a store that runs more like a pharmacy and less like a shady back-alley head shop.

During a news conference yesterday, Montel announced his partnership with the Albatin Wellness Cooperative -- and said, "We want to provide safe access [to marijuana] for patients and really medicalize this. Patients should be put first."

Montel said he'll be "involved at every level of the cooperative, from the philosophical direction down to the blueprints."

He added, "I want this to be someplace your mother and father could see themselves walk into."

Williams -- who was cited back in January for trying to bring a pipe onto an airplane -- was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the late 90s, and credits pot with alleviating his near-constant neurological pain.


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16.

Workin my way to Trump status    

Zoe

How does getting involved with a medication that has allowed him to get through the grinds of daily life without much pain lower your respect for him? As a fellow Navy man, you should be more tolerant of a peer.

1173 days ago
17.

Jodi    

I hope he can help to turn it around. IMO, marijuana grows out of the ground and may hold properties, when studied, that could be the answer to stop a lot of diseases mankind cannot find a cure for. Marijuana has gotten a bad rep only because of misuse.

1173 days ago
18.

I cook 2    

Montel is walking cash register....and thats sad. am no longer a fan,

1173 days ago
19.

Meanie    

Cue Cheech and Chong movie.

1173 days ago
20.

LeRoy    

Weed never hurts anybody!

****in prick pigs are the only devil in this equation.

1173 days ago
21.

Uh    

Every word out of his mouth is a lie. He is in numerous infomercials hawking phony "credit cards", food processors made out of cheap plastic, etc. If he;s selling it, run the other way.

1173 days ago
22.

6one9    

Bet Montel makes more money selling pot then he did on his talk show``````````````````````````` word!

1173 days ago
23.

Big Taters    

F U Montel...MONEY MUTUAL is a scam that you support. Hope your **** is laced with PCP

1173 days ago
24.

SURFCOWBOY    

good!!!

1173 days ago
25.

T DAVE    

Worthless Pot-Head P.O.S. Why won't this loser just take his bong and go smoke himself to oblivion already. One of the worst human beings on the planet right now.

1173 days ago
26.

Jen    

Wow T Dave, what's your problem? Why is he a POS? And the worst human being on the planet? Because he's in pain & uses marijuana to medicate? I can think of a lot of hateful people that deserve your venom but not Montel. So STFU T DAVE!

1173 days ago
27.

ginny    

if it will make, for the ones who need med mj, a more cost effective place, great. But if you simply want to make a lot of bucks from the biz the NO...

the grower is the one who takes all of the chances and produces the best possible med mj, I would hate to see you go into a shop only for moeny.

if you are doing the whole thing then be good to your grower and do not cut costs there.

1173 days ago
28.

shawn    

TUPAC IS ALIVE!!

1173 days ago
29.

makeitstop    

he looks hammered

1173 days ago
30.

Sandra     

Montel is a dramatic pain in the ass!! I do support the use of marijuana for medical purposes!!


use of marijuana for medical purposes

1173 days ago
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