Why I Created Montel by Select

By Montel Williams, Founder

I meet a lot of people who ask me, “Montel, we know that you served your country, and we know that you care about eating well and about keeping your body healthy — but we don’t understand why you’re in the cannabis industry. Why do you do it?”

The answer to this question isn’t a simple one. There’s a lot of personal history wrapped up in my reasons. But today, I’d like to share some of that history with you.

Why I Created Montel by Select

When I was officially diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1999, I was utterly devastated. I thought my career was over and that, within a few months, I’d never walk again. I also believed that I’d become completely reliant on pain medicine to help me cope with the symptoms of the disease.

It wasn’t until I started using cannabis, combined with better eating habits and consistent exercise, that I started to feel hope about my future. I was able to completely wean off pain medication, and became incredibly passionate about finding healthier, natural ways to fight my MS and improve my quality of life. Today, I’m proud to say that I’m not just still walking — I’m snowboarding!

Ever since I started using medical cannabis 19 years ago, I’ve wanted to create my own product line. There are so many companies in the cannabis industry that simply aren’t honest about the ingredients they use, or how they test their products. I wanted to be different. But more than that, I knew that it wasn’t right that my position afforded me access to the highest-quality cannabis products on the market while hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of people across the country didn’t know where to turn for safe, reliable and trustworthy access. Enter Montel by Select!

What Makes Montel by Select Unique

When we made the Montel by Select line, I personally formulated, tested and oversaw the development of the products. I was there every step of the way, making sure that it was as pure, effective and safe as possible. In fact, this line is modeled off the cannabis strains that I use every day to help manage my MS symptoms. 

I also made sure that all Montel by Select products go through intense testing before they ever reach you. Every drop of our oil is tested by a third party to make absolutely sure that it has no solvents, pesticides or herbicides, as well as any bacterial or microbial organisms. Throughout the process, safety was my number one concern, so we made sure to prioritize it.

These factors — combined with the variety of formulations that we offer — make Montel by Select stand out from the crowd. We make every effort to deliver the best possible product — because we know that if we can deliver on that promise, it can transform your life.

Montel by Select and You

Montel by Select is designed to create change. Not just the positive physical changes that you’ll feel after taking it, but also the mental boost that you get when you start focusing on wellness.

I know that life gets busy, and that it can be hard to prioritize wellness. That’s why I designed Montel by Select to fit into the life you’re already living. You don’t have to make big changes to start living well.

For example, our CBD products come in two formulations: ALERT and RELAX. The perfect time to take ALERT is in the morning: right before you head off to work or to drop the kids off at school. Sometimes, you just need a “jolt” to kickstart your day. Instead of caffeine, you can try ALERT, which is a more natural way to gain some energy — and it only takes ten seconds to make that change. After a long, productive day, our RELAX formulation is ideal to take just after dinner or before heading to bed.

I absolutely believe that Montel by Select can affect your life in positive way. That’s why I created the product, why I was personally involved in the development process and why I feel so strongly about how it can change your life.

That’s why I’m in the cannabis industry.