Montel Williams to speak at Fort Worth marijuana expo
Montel Williams is slated to be a keynote speaker at the South West Cannabis Conference and Expo in Fort Worth.
Williams, a radio personality and best known as the host of The Montel Williams Show, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999 and due in part to this has been an advocate of medical marijuana. Williams is also noted for his service in both the Marine Corps and the Navy, from which he was honorably discharged after 15 years of service.
He has openly stated that he uses medical cannabis, saying it helps to ease his multiple sclerosis–caused neuropathic pain. He has also advocated for marijuana legalization as well.
Williams states, “medical marijuana has allowed me to live a productive, fruitful life despite having multiple sclerosis. Many thousands of others all over this country – less well-known than I but whose stories are just as real – have experienced the same thing.”
“Texas has the potential to become one of the largest markets for medical marijuana in the country. Having a very high profile advocate such as Montel Williams come to this historic event to share his story about how medical marijuana has changed his life is a positive step in creating momentum towards necessary change,” said Rory Mendoza, Founder of South West Cannabis Conference & Expo. “Texas is a conservative state, so we are proud to provide a platform for Montel to continue to champion the medical marijuana cause.”
The conference will take place at the Fort Worth Convention Center on Feb. 27 and 28.
Investors, policy makers, entrepreneurs, doctors from as as far as Israel, and experts of all kinds are expected to be in attendance. Also speaking at the event are former NFL players Ricky Williams and Kyle Turley concerning the role of cannabis and athletics.
The aim of the expo is to distribute information and help prepare Texans for the coming legal marijuana market.