Montel Williams testifies about Andrew Tahmooressi during a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill October 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Montel Williams testifies about Andrew Tahmooressi during a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill October 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

*A political push to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio is getting major support from TV personality Montel Williams.

The man who hosted “The Montel Williams Show” for a decade is set to endorse Issue 3 during a Columbus appearance on Wednesday. Williams also will announce opposition to Issue 2, a proposed ban on constitutional monopolies that’s designed to block the marijuana effort, reports the AP.

Wednesday’s event will include Ohio patients who could benefit from access to medical marijuana if the amendment passes Nov. 3.

A spokesman said Williams does not intend to be an investor in any of the 10 authorized growing sites created by the proposal and has no current plans to be involved in the Ohio cannabis business.