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Sixteen states have passed laws permitting the sale of medical marijuana to sick people who receive a prescription from their doctors.
But this approach doesn't exactly aligned with the federal government's stance on marijuana.
And the idea content and the DA continues to read dispensaries.
So well the feds and the states ever be on the same page on this issue.
Here to discuss his stance and experience -- medical marijuana.
The world renowned talk show host and my friend.
Montel Williams who uses marijuana.
To address symptoms related to multiple sclerosis Montel it's a pleasure thank you so thanks for -- thanks for coming here -- how is it that you're able to use marijuana lawfully where.
You go well I should say here in Manhattan under the former district attorney Bruce just returning Morgan -- -- He literally gave -- a pass at -- performance the there were caught with marijuana -- would not prosecute.
But now legally I can't in the state in New York.
I have to be one of those -- one of those prisoners -- -- war.
This one is wars that we put on this country where we're leaving patients on the battlefield to take much labeling that and -- the New -- -- California I can't just briefly what what do you use marijuana for and what does it do for you mr.
everybody's pretty much knows that -- Republican Fargo was diagnosed with Hamas now eleven years ago acres of exact.
And MS that were after well first of that I goes ahead slightly open the -- -- neuropathic pain asbestos -- and I have some other.
They'll cramping issues in my little tremors and after having exhausted every form of opiate that there is so important moment shutting them my kidneys -- liver.
I decided to take a different approach and approach was then with -- though.
This approach is nothing different than our federal government has done.
In the last 36 year.
You have something with you which is -- canister and -- has to have before we started the the segment what does the cash mutually that that comes in the federal government.
What is the federal government put in that the united just government for the last 36 years has been growing.
Researching and dispensing marijuana at the universe of Mississippi.
And sending it out to it started with twenty patients.
It's now down this four -- seven we don't know exactly because.
As each patient dies off they are discontinued let me get this straight the same government that -- people for using marijuana pursuant to medical prescriptions -- gives it to people once a month every month the seventeenth of the month the goes out now to southern.
Pharmaceuticals from what's local Douglas says says -- 300.
Marijuana cigarettes so it's sending out three out -- -- but it's turning around in Boston it will also take a lot of further.
In 96 the US government through -- research in this program.
Prove the efficacy of marijuana to the extent that it issued itself its own patent.
People unless I want to shoot itself a patent on growing distributing marijuana public doesn't know this growth at this this is a tremendous debate it involves the following issues.
Do we own and control our own body crack is it any of the governments issue debt business what we put in our bodies.
The State's nullify.
And and resist.
Federal inch allusion and an area that they regulate which is the practice of medicine -- -- -- they say like in California -- doctors can prescribe marijuana and they say that you recommend because the federal level allowed doctors to prescribe it for -- recommendation but here in the last year and a half we've heard.
The -- -- we forward everybody say this time to get the federal government out of our health -- Why.
On earth with the federal government want to -- between me and the doctor my Doctor Who has the ability to describe meet any of a drug on this planet.
Has recommended for me this sort of much -- of of weapon in as our personal for my illness why should -- volume this environment when the medical profession -- with you when many politicians are -- -- when many civil libertarians are with you when many fellow patients are with you.
Are there more marijuana arrests then there were ten years ago.
I think it's one of things who agrees about it is that if you also track the marijuana arrest also note that there's disparity in the color of those being -- that.
Especially here in state in New York about 72% of those rest here the threat of 49000.
Under this current mayor.
Is I believe African American or Hispanic and so why such a disparity in the way that we arrest and -- prosecuted for something that again.
Our government has deemed.
Necessary for patients I'll ask you this question was does it look -- the one -- -- around the country.
I think 22 years in our military supporting and defending this constitution a State's right.
-- why is it that I can come home and our government will allow someone else.
To have medication and I tell me you know -- no one wants the government is of critical and the government doesn't care about our rights montella -- -- -- -- a complete just I appreciate you coming so much from mr.
thanks for joining us.
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