If You’ve Smoked Weed In The Past, You May Be Banned From Entering The US

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- September 12, 2016


Matthew Harvey was banned from the United States for one reason – he smoked weed and was honest about it. He was planning to cross the border to take his 3-year-old Lika to California’s Disneyland.

If You’ve Smoked Weed In The Past, You May Be Banned From Entering The US

His honest ‘Yes’ to what sounds like a harmless question, asked by the US Customs and Border Protection service will send shock waves through those who have got a little high.

“They said that I was inadmissible because I admitted to smoking marijuana after the age of 18 and before I’d received my medical marijuana licence,” he said.

“I smoked marijuana recreationally. I guess I should have basically lied because now I am inadmissible apparently.”

If You’ve Smoked Weed In The Past, You May Be Banned From Entering The US

He was detained for six hours, despite being a legal medical marijuana user in Canada. Now, he’ll have to apply for advance permission to enter the U.S, instead of just driving through across the US Canada border.

“We obviously need to intensify our discussions with our border authorities in the United States, including the Department of Homeland Security,” the public safety minister, Ralph Goodale, said in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp late on Thursday.

“This does seem to be a ludicrous situation,” he said, noting that marijuana is legal in Washington state as well as “three or four other jurisdictions in the United States”.

The Liberal prime minister, Justin Trudeau, campaigned on a promise to legalize recreational marijuana and the government has said it would introduce legislation by the spring of 2017. Twenty-five US states have sanctioned some forms of marijuana use for medical purposes, while four allow recreational use. Nine other states have recreational or medical marijuana proposals headed for their ballots in the November election.

 

 

VIA : indiatimes


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