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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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1.

Rogue Warrior    

Puff, Puff, Pass Montel!!! You ROCK!!!!

1138 days ago
2.

Andy    

If his weed is anything like the Obama coins then you're getting ripped off.

1138 days ago
3.

artie help    

pippa middleton was just signed on as spokewoman for rhode island medical marijuana foundation, because she's SMOKING!!!

1138 days ago
4.

niles    

Good for him. It is God's miracle herb.

1138 days ago
5.

Donna    

Alright Montel!!!!!

1138 days ago
6.

Christina G.    

I always liked Montel.

1138 days ago
7.

HangoverPictures.com    

Props to Montel!

1138 days ago
8.

ginny    

you go guy, good for you, bunch of us go busted before medical was legal.

you rock!!

1138 days ago
9.

Keirie420    

Right ON, Montel. We need more and more celebrity support for the medical marijuana movement

1138 days ago
10.

tmz@frog.cc    

Montel for president!

1138 days ago
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Workin my way to Trump status    

Props to Montel. Once you got your setup going, come through to Illinois and help get Medical Marijuana available/decriminalized.

1138 days ago
12.

Zoe     

Used to be a big fan since he was a navy man and all but he lost the plot a long time ago.

1138 days ago
13.

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--------Used to be a big fan since he was a navy man and all but he lost the plot a long time ago.

1138 days ago
14.

Grandma Cracker    

Not a smoker, but I understand the benefits of medicinal marijuana.

Good job, Montel!

1138 days ago
15.

JBF    

Montel made a mistake joining up with one particular dispensary. He should be more active in supporting them all.
See why a dispensary in Van Nuys, near the courthouse, is smoking the greed out of the Valley. www.sanfernandovalleynews.com Click on links.

1138 days ago
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