Montel Williams reveals how smoking marijuana every day for 17 years changed his life

Former television personality Montel Williams has used cannabis nearly every day for 17 years. But he hasn’t smoked it in over a decade.

“I have dexterity problems. I can’t roll a joint to save my life,” Williams tells Business Insider. He prefers vaporizing more concentrated forms of the drug.

Williams, who is also a retired Navy officer, suffers from multiple sclerosis, a disease that causes his immune system to attack the insulation around his nerves. It produces intense, burning sensations from his head to his toes.

Every morning, Williams takes a fistful of pills to ease the pain. He supplements this cocktail with cannabis, which he started using after his diagnosis in 1999. The drug has been shown to improve symptoms in patients suffering from MS, according to a summary from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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