Film and TV

Richard Belzer, Law & Order SVU star, on why he sees medical marijuana is "a moral issue"

Richard Belzer, a TV mainstay thanks to the Law & Order franchise (he's currently a regular on Special Victims Unit), got his start as a standup comic.

But don't expect lotsa chuckles at the debate he'll moderate at this weekend's Plant Medicine Expo & Healthcare Provider Conference. Because he's very serious about the subject of medical marijuana.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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