Montel Williams, BlazeNow advisor and spoke person, was stopped by custom agents early Friday in Germany. Montel has been an outspoken advocate for cannabis legalization. As a patient, he medicates to help treat his MS.
German authorities simply asked for proof of his prescription, which Montel happily provided. Custom agents had no problem with Montel traveling with his medication, and after an hour, sent him on his way. Couldn't imagine that scenario playing out the same in other countries, including the US. On a lighter note, it is good to see cannabis being recognized for its medicinal values internationally.
According to research done on U.N. Drug conventions, cannabis may be protected by human rights obligations. We are glad Montel is home and safe in the states where he can legally medicate. The TMZ article (featured below) was first to report. Probably because it is showing possible international cannabis reform!
Montel Williams just got a lesson in German law -- you can't fly with weed, unless you've got a serious medical condition ... which is how he avoided getting arrested.
Montel's rep tells us he was traveling through the Frankfurt airport with his wife early Friday, and got stopped by customs agents. They discovered marijuana in his carry-on which Montel uses to help treat his MS and detained him for questioning.
We're told Montel informed cops the pot was only medication and called his team back in the U.S. to send over proof of his prescription.
Williams' rep says once Montel presented the proof, the German authorities were cool with everything and let him go. He was held for less than an hour.
Montel's rep, Jon Franks, tells us, "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."
By: TMZ STAFF