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  • Post Time Posted September 24, 2018
There has been a massive amount of attention from the Canadian media over the last few months about Canadians being banned from the U.S. for participating in the legal cannabis industry. However, according to U.S. immigration lawyer Julie Kruger, those participating in the Canadian market should have nothing to fear. 

Kruger was responding to a warning from an official at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency that even those who work or invest in the cannabis industry could receive a lifetime ban. According to her, federal prohibitions against marijuana use and possession in the U.S. wouldn't have an impact on people following the law in Canada.

"If a Canadian is engaging in legal activity in Canada, that's not a bar to coming into the U.S.," she said. "The bar would really come in if they were intending to engage in that illegal activity in the U.S."
She went onto state that a problem can arise at the border if someone planned, or was working or investing in a business that planned, to expand into the United States, because marijuana is still federally prohibited. This carries true even if they are entering states where it is legal, as well as states such as Washington and Maine, that allow for marijuana on some level that are along the Canadian border. 

Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/nb-work-invest-marijuana-industry-u-s-travel-1.4836390


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