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Pot-smoking Canadians to be barred from US

Pot-smoking Canadians to be barred from US

Officials with United States Border Protection and Customs Enforcement are now saying that people who work in the weed industry, in either Canada or in states where it has been legalized in the USA, could be turned away.

Todd Owen, executive assistant commissioner for the Office of Field Operations told Politico that "f$3 acilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in USA states where it is deemed legal or Canada may affect an individual's admissibility to the U.S.". Let's be clear: "these are people engaged in activity that is legal in their home country of Canada - and it is activity that is also legally regulated in a majority of U.S. states", NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. They could declare users inadmissible - perhaps for life.

While the interview generated headlines on both sides of the border, people in the industry say the threat of a travel ban has existed for years.

Thousands of Canadians have invested in the cannabis companies, which are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The U.S. government views foreigners working in the marijuana industry the same way they would someone working for an illegal drug cartel or as a dealer, regardless of their home nation's laws.

Despite that Canada will have legal cannabis nationwide in a month, and that a majority of states have legalized cannabis to some extent, the plant remains illegal at the federal level.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday Canada is working with us officials try to make sure travel between the two countries is not disrupted.

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In a piece titled, "U.S. Border Policy on Pot Is About to Get Even Stupider", Splinter's Sophie Weiner points out that upcoming "midterms could change all of this". He said he has disclosed his employment each time crossing the border, and has never been turned away.

"It's going to be a real issue for employers and a much bigger issue for employees, who - if I were them - would be panic-stricken right now", said Levitt. "But if an agent asks the question, I suppose they could decline to answer", Lorne Waldman, an immigration lawyer, tells Bloomberg.

"It's going to happen even more, and especially now that they're going after business travelers, it's going to be the Wild West at the border".

Although you may not be denied entry simply for having a job that's legal in Canada, marijuana executives who work with US companies may be seen as being engaged in criminal activity, Chang said.

Jordan Sinclair, with Canopy Growth, a major medical marijuana supplier in Canada, told the BBC that while their employees have yet to face difficulties at the US-Canada border, the industry as a whole is seeking more clarity as to how cases will be consistently handled by border officials.

Enenajor said pot users and people connected to the industry are considered "inadmissible aliens" under USA law.


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