Montel Williams to Open Medical Pot Dispensary Former talk show host turned to pot to battle his own multiple sclerosis By Tim Karan, Newser Staff Posted Jun 15, 2011 2:43 PM CDT 7 comments Comments TV and radio personality Montel Williams is set to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, California. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) (Newser) – Montel Williams may once again be more popular than Maury Povich: The TV and radio personality is set to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento. Williams has been a public proponent of medical marijuana since turning to it in his battle against multiple sclerosis. "I want this to be someplace your mother and father could see themselves walk into," he tells the Sacramento Bee. "While adhering to every single state law, we want to provide safe access for patients and really medicalize this."