ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former talk show host Montel Williams is coming to Maryland to support legislation that would legalize medical marijuana.
Delegate Dan Morhaim said Williams, who is a multiple sclerosis patient, is scheduled to attend a news conference in Annapolis on Monday.
Morhaim, a Baltimore County Democrat, and Sen. David Brinkley, a Frederick County Republican, plan to introduce a measure to allow marijuana to be used under well-defined circumstances for bona fide medical purposes.
In 2003, Maryland approved a law limiting sentencing to a $100 fine for people who use marijuana if they have a medical excuse.
But critics of that law say it still drives people whose pain could be alleviated by marijuana into alleys to buy from drug dealers.
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