Montel Williams Detained For Pot In Germany
Montel Williams was wrongly detained in Germany for pot possession. The former talk show host was temporarily held at the Frankfurt Airport by custom agents.
Williams, of course, suffers from multiple sclerosis, and carries marijuana on him for medical treatments. In this case, the weed was found in his carry-on luggage. Since possession is a criminal offense in the German city, Williams was prohibited from leaving the airport and forced to undergo questioning.
He explained, however, that the pot was medicinal, which makes the possession legal, even in Germany. Williams was allowed to call his camp back in the U.S., who sent over proof of his prescription. After the documentary evidence was obtained, Williams was released from custody. Gossip Cop is told by Williams’ rep that he has “no qualms with how the Germans handled” the issue, noting they in fact, “handled it beautifully,” particularly when they realized he has a “serious illness.”
His spokesperson also says in a statement, “This morning while traveling through the Frankfurt Airport, Montel was briefly held in German customs while they verified the validity of one of his MS prescriptions. Once it was verified, he was promptly released. The process took less than an hour, and we’d like to thank German officials for their professionalism. He was neither arrested nor cited.”
But the situation illustrates an ongoing problem. Williams’ rep says, “Unfortunately this is the reality faced by medical marijuana patients every day all over the world. Today, Montel reaffirms his commitment to fighting for sensible medical marijuana policies across the world and to fighting the stigma he and so many other seriously ill Americans face every day for simply following the advice of their doctor — in Montel’s case a world class multiple sclerosis specialist.”
“Montel’s commitment to the fight for common sense marijuana reform has never been stronger,” adds the spokesperson. Williams himself has not yet publicly commented on the debacle.