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Regional Pot Workers Could Face Lifetime Ban From US News Centre News

Regional Pot Workers Could Face Lifetime Ban From US News Centre News

Enenajor said pot users and people connected to the industry are considered "inadmissible aliens" under USA law. He also noted that sniffing dogs can smell residue weeks after it's been used so people crossing should not lie if the questions are asked.

Canada subsequently legalized marijuana earlier this year, following through on a campaign promise pledged by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prior to being elected in 2015 and paving the way for provinces to start allowing retail pot sales starting October 17. "If you lie about it, that's fraud and misrepresentation, which carries a lifetime ban", Owen said.

"Our officers are not going to be asking everyone whether they have used marijuana, but if other questions lead there - or if there is a smell coming from the vehicle, they might ask", Owen told the publication.

But Owen says the States will continue to act upon its federal prohibition of weed, which also applies to the border - and if you're not careful, you could face both inadmissibility and a lifetime ban from the U.S.

The federally illegal standing of cannabis in the USA means that those who work or invest in the cannabis sector in Canada could be treated as though they are a drug dealer or working for some sort of cartel, despite the market being legal for many years at this point.

However, Owen, who oversees U.S border operations, said the traveler would still be able to apply for a waiver from the lifetime ban, which can takes months to be processed and costs $585.

Immigration lawyers have said they have heard similar stories from clients in the industry.




NORML staff today responded to reports that the US Customs and Border Protection Agency will enforce a federal policy denying entry into the United States any individual involved Canada's burgeoning marijuana market. USA officials also warn that any form of participation in the sector could likewise cause someone to be turned away, signaling potential problems for investors.

"We don't recognize that as a legal business".

In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he doesn't think he has the right to press the U.S. on its admission policy. It has been legalized in nine USA states and Washington, D.C., but remains illegal at a federal level.

"Every country has the right to judge who gets to come into their borders or not".

"I certainly won't work to assume or impress upon the US who they have to let in or not".

"Of course there's always going to be a concern, but the reality is, I can only tell the truth", he said. "They have legalized marijuana in a number of their states and we're trying to make sure that travel between our two countries is not disrupted", Trudeau told CBC Manitoba.


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