Montel Williams is a firm believer in medical marijuana, and uses pot to treat his MS (he announced his diagnosis back in 1999).
And while using weed medicinally has been given the green light in North America, the talk-show host found out this isn’t necessarily the case in other parts of the world when he was detained by customs officials in Germany after they discovered marijuana in his carry-on luggage.
According to TMZ, Williams explained to officials that the weed was for his MS, and called his team in the U.S. to send German authorities his prescription as proof the marijuana is indeed medicinal.
According to a rep for Williams, once proof was presented, authorities released him; ultimately he was held for less than one hour.
“Unfortunately this is the reality faced by medical marijuana patients every day all over the world,” Williams’ rep, Jonathan Franks, said via Twitter, noting he “was neither arrested nor cited.”
“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,” he added. “Montel’s commitment to the fight for common sense marijuana reform has never been stronger.”