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

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

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

If someone attempting to cross the border into the USA admits to past use of illegal drugs, he or she would be deemed inadmissible to enter. 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.

As cannabis in the US continues to be normalized by the growing amount of domestic legal industries, it seems as though moves like these will continue to be in opposition to what the majority of the USA wants, and clearly what Canada would like to see. "If you lie about it, that's fraud and misrepresentation, which carries a lifetime ban".

"Our officers are not going to be asking whether they have used marijuana, but if other questions lead there-or there is the smell coming from the vehicle, they might ask", Owen told the online magazine Politico. However if you are planning a trip to the United States think twice.

The federally illegal standing of cannabis in the US 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.

He will then be giving the opportunity to "voluntary withdraw" from the border-or face "expedited removal".

Owen also stated in the Politico article that workers who rely on the NEXUS program to cross the border - truckers, for example - can lose their NEXUS privileges because of marijuana use.

That may be tricky for people who work in the marijuana industry, given that border agents often ask for a visitor's occupation. These waivers are issued at the discretion of CBP.

"We don't recognize that as a legal business", the official said, adding that marijuana investors from Israel have already been turned away.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplayed the matter on Tuesday, though he has said publicly he has smoked pot. I wouldn't presume to have any other country tell me how or who we can let into Canada.

"Facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in U.S. states where it is deemed legal or Canada may affect an individual's admissibility to the U.S.", Owen continued. "And I certainly won't work to assume or impress upon the United States who they have to let in or not", Trudeau said at a CBC radio station in Manitoba earlier this week.

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