Wow. If this was another desperate attempt to show us that Muslims really are "just like everyone else" . . . Genius!
Apparently, it is notoriously easy to get a "medical marijuana" card in Michigan. However, can anyone who watched "All-American Muslim" point to anyone on the show who displayed any symptoms that would require a sack of pot for a short trip to Canada?
Kind of boring to even report this. But it's more interesting than anything that ever happened on the show.
DETROIT FREE PRESS--Two reality TV stars from TLC’s “All-American Muslim” show found some real life drama at the Ambassador Bridge recently: Authorities said they were caught with pot at the border.
It happened on New Year’s Day, according to Ron Smith, spokesman for Customs and Border Protection in Detroit.
Smith told the Free Press today that two cast members of the TLC reality show were caught with 9 grams of marijuana in the trunk while trying to cross into the U.S. from Windsor. The cast members – a man and a woman -- were not named by authorities. One of them, Smith said, had a medical marijuana card, although federal law does not recognize the card.
TLC declined to comment.
According to Smith, the two travelers had to pay a $500 civil fine for failing to declare the bag of weed to border agents.
He explained how it all went down:
At the first checkpoint after crossing the bridge, an officer decided to pull the two passengers over for inspection after asking them a series of routine questions. The officer, Smith noted, did not recognize the travelers from the TV show.
“Some officers will look in a lot of trunks. This officer picked their trunk to look in,” Smith said.
But inside the inspection area, Smith said, some officers and bystanders recognized the pair from the show. During the inspection, an officer checked the trunk and found a weed-like substance in a small bag – enough to roll about 10 joints.
The travelers were released because, as Smith explained, nine grams of marijuana doesn’t warrant prosecution.
“This wasn’t a criminal matter, it was a civil matter,” Smith said, adding. “It’s very hard to get someone to prosecute for something that small.” (Source)
This just in: TLC may be changing the station's name to THC. But isn't that "The History Channel"?
BTW, can anyone imagine a Muslim version of Cheech and Chong?