From the article:
US border officials can deny entry to people who admit to consuming pot or admit they plan to purchase or use marijuana in the US, even in a state where it is legal. People who have received bans still have the possibility of applying for a waiver from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
In a statement, CBP said that “working in or facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in US states where it is deemed legal or Canada may affect a foreign national’s admissibility to the United States”.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government officials have maintained that despite the change in law, there is no indication marijuana legalisation will shift the US approach in how it deals with Canadians crossing the boundary, and confirmed that involvement in the industry could result in denied entry.
Oh my god! Reefer Madness!
Seriously, I live in a legal border state. Even before pot was legal in both my state and Canada, folks moved back and forth across the wide swath of unprotected border with product. It’s been that way for decades.
Now that everything is legalizing, the border patrol is deciding to ban anyone from Canada that has ever smoked pot? Are you kidding me?
This is beyond stupid.