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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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ATP holders not allowed to smoke medical marijuana in liquor licensed establishments

Although it was clearly discriminatory on the prohibited ground of disability, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal recently found it could not allow an applicant to smoke his medical marijuana in liquor-licensed establishments. This discrimination could be justified because…


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