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How US federal cannabis legalization would affect US immigration laws

During the 115th United States Congress, several Bills were introduced to legalize marijuana at the federal level. The Bills that received the most attention were:

 

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Business travellers: Admissions may result in inadmissibility to the United States

The media recently reported on an incident involving a British Columbia woman who admitted to a United States Customs and Border Protection officer that she had recently smoked marijuana.  Although she had never been convicted of any criminal offense, this admission alone was sufficient grounds to ban her from entering the United States.  The incident raised some interesting legal points, many of which will apply equally to business travellers. 

 

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