I hate to jump into the fray on this one (and on a side note, he didn't really ask a question), but he is right about one: MS.
A study published Feb 13th in the journal Neurology shows that MS patients are helped by marijuana, reducing pain on average of about 72% with just one cigarette, and without serious side effects.
Montel Williams discusses the study, as well as his own MS and his own use of medical marijuana in the article linked below.
While I don't doubt that there are people who are pushing "medical marijuana" just so that they can get high, nothing of the sort is being proposed now. We're not proposing "legalizing" marijuana, like cigarettes or alcohol. We're only proposing changing it from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II drug, so that doctors can prescribe it. It doesn't make much sense when cocaine, barbiturates, amphetamines, and morphine are Schedule II drugs and can be legally prescribed, while marijuana, which has now been proven to have some medicinal benefit where other medicines fail, is a Schedule I drug. Schedule I drugs are supposed to be "the worst things ever inflicted on society, with absolutely no redeeming qualities." PCP and Heroin are in that category, yet cocaine is a Schedule II drug. And there are a lot of misconceptions about medicinal marijuana, like these AIDS patients are all sitting around passing the joint. Marijuana can be eaten, it can be liquefied, it can be freeze-dried, and can even be turned into sub lingual oils which provide the same benefit as the smoked version.
Why are cigarettes and alcohol legal? Why is marijuana still illegal?
Follow the money.
If marijuana could be prescribed by a doctor, do you think that OxyContin sales would go up or down? What about Percoset? Or Vicodin?
Don't you think that the major pharmaceutical companies in this country are lobbying pretty hard to keep marijuana on the Schedule I list to protect their income? They know they can't make money off of marijuana, and if it moves to Schedule II, it can be prescribed instead of those other pain pills, which are dangerous and physically addictive, but lucrative.
Thirteen states already have medicinal marijuana legislation, because they recognize the benefits, and they don't want to treat people who are suffering as criminals. It's only a matter of time before the rest follow suit.
But the ONDCP (the Office of National Drug Control Policy) doesn't believe the studies, saying "they're too small" and "it's all psychosomatic," that marijuana smoke is more damaging than cigarette smoke, and that marijuana kills brain cells, and that marijuana has no medicinal benefit. Don't believe everything the government tells you. From Montel: "[There] is a program that was started by the federal government about twenty-five years ago when they realized that marijuana was a viable medicinal agent. The federal government started providing it to certain patients across the country because there was a lawsuit. But then when everybody started to realize that it worked, the program was closed to just those people who [were then getting] it. ... for [those] seven people in America, Marijuana is legal. Why does the federal government have the right to determine whether or not my pain is less than or greater then [sic] one of these seven people?"
So when they tell you that marijuana has no medicinal benefit, they're lying, and they know it. Why would they be providing it to people if it had no benefit? Even if it's just down to seven people now, for 25 years they've been giving people medicinal marijuana. So they've either been wasting taxpayer money for the past 25 years on a program that has absolutely no benefit, or they know that marijuana does have some medicinal benefit.
Try hard not to act on pure emotion, or be so "holier-than-thou" that you can't think logically about the facts. Consider the facts carefully, and make an informed decision for yourself.