Montel Williams to back effort to legalize pot in Ohio

Archives
9066508_G_906650871

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An effort to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio is getting the backing of TV personality Montel Williams.

The celebrity who hosted “The Montel Williams Show” for a decade is scheduled to endorse Issue 3 during a Columbus appearance Wednesday. Williams also will announce opposition to Issue 2, a proposed ban on constitutional monopolies that’s designed to block the marijuana effort.

Wednesday’s event will include Ohio patients who could benefit from access to medical marijuana if the amendment passes Nov. 3.

A spokesman said Williams does not intend to be an investor in any of the 10 authorized growing sites created by the proposal and has no current plans to be involved in the Ohio cannabis business.

This story has been corrected to show that this is not Williams’ first time getting involved in a marijuana legalization effort.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

video

More Video

Direct TV

Job and Career Fair

Click to Enter

Ohio Lottery

Trending Stories

More Top News

WTRF 7News Twitter