Former talk show host Montel Williams was busted by the TSA at the Milwaukee airport for packing a marijuana pipe in his carry-on bag. According to TMZ, the pipe set off a metal detector as Montel was going through security and led to Montel paying a $484 citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Not to get on a soap box, but I’ve said it on the Pop Confidential podcast and I’ll say it again. With so many states running budget deficits, wouldn’t it be better to legalize marijuana and tax the hell out of it? Not only would it provide much needed revenue to cash strapped states, but its legalization would also undercut the illegal marijuana market and reduce the pressure on the prison and court systems, allowing them to focus on more serious crimes.