Who could ever have predicted that Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau and talk show host Montel Williams would ever join forces? And that their cause would the legalization of pot? Morgy and Montel appeared together yesterday at a press conference, imploring the legalization of pot for medial purposes. Morgenthau said, "It should be available to those whose suffering would be eased by the use of marijuana. There is absolutely no reason for not using marijuana for medical purposes. It's another weapon in the arsenal." He is supporting a marijuana legalization bill that's in the state Legislature; Morgenthau noted that he spoke with his daughter, a doctor who has treated drug abusers and who told him that marijuana use for medical purposes was valid. Williams told reporters that "There are days I don't feel like getting out of bed," due to the pain from having multiple sclerosis. Williams also pointed out "Why is it that doctors in California can ease my pain and doctors is New York can't? I am a card-carrying prescription marijuana user in Canada and California." Gothamist can't speak for Canada, but did Governator smoke a little wacky tabacky? Other states that allow marijuana use for medicinal purposes: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.
NORML - a website about legalizing pot.