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Advocates for legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania are getting public support from a celebrity.

TV personality Montel Williams wrote an op-ed published on Pennlive Tuesday calling on House lawmakers to pass a medical marijuana bill. (Click here to read)

The Senate already passed the bill by a wide margin.

Williams wrote that he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 16 years ago, and credits medicinal marijuana with helping him in his daily battle.

“If put to a vote, the bill would pass, and the Gov. Tom Wolf has promised to sign it—meaning all that separates seriously ill and suffering Pennsylvanians from access to a critical treatment is political maneuvering,” Williams writes.

Williams will be in Harrisburg Thursday to urge lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana.