LuckyPhow
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November 2nd, 2018 at 8:57:10 AM permalink
Well, alrighty then. US Customs staff have begun denying entry to Canadians who say they use (or at some previous time, used) cannibus. At least, that's the report from Saskatchewan according to this story:

Canadian Pot Users Refused US Entry

Appears there may be far fewer Canadians at the next WSOP if this "Have you ever used marijuana?" policy continues. Attorneys in Canada advise travelers to refuse to answer that question. They may get turned away, but they won't be banned for life (which might occur if a traveler is found to have lied about previous pot use).
billryan
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November 2nd, 2018 at 10:27:59 AM permalink
Elections have consequences.
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November 2nd, 2018 at 12:07:29 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Elections have consequences.

I really doubt anyone in Canada has only started smoking weed because of legalization.

Imagine the situation was reversed. How would Americans feel if Canada banned people from entering if they had ever used an AR-15 or a handgun outside of a licenced gun range?
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November 2nd, 2018 at 12:34:15 PM permalink
I don't think many here or in America would agree with this policy. Smoking marijuana by itself is not illegal, depends on the time and the place.
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MrV
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November 2nd, 2018 at 12:35:23 PM permalink
The article talked about crossing into N. Dakota, where pot is not legal.

What about crossing into Washington, where it is legal?

Yeah, I know, it's technically illegal under federal law, but it seems silly to deny entry into Washington state to a Canadian when weed is legal in Washington (under state law).

As John Mayall once sang: "The Laws Must Change."
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November 2nd, 2018 at 1:39:05 PM permalink
My advice to Canadians is simple, just say "no" when asked this question.
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billryan
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November 2nd, 2018 at 1:39:32 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

The article talked about crossing into N. Dakota, where pot is not legal.

What about crossing into Washington, where it is legal?

Yeah, I know, it's technically illegal under federal law, but it seems silly to deny entry into Washington state to a Canadian when weed is legal in Washington (under state law).

As John Mayall once sang: "The Laws Must Change."




Not necessary to change the laws, jut the morons enforcing them. Just what we need in this time of crisis. An invasion of pot smoking canuckleheads threatening our northern border. I say treat joints as if they were rifles.
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November 2nd, 2018 at 1:49:46 PM permalink
The question strikes me as an invasion of privacy. Medical information is strictly private. For some, MJ is a legal medication. Can border people ask questions regarding medications taken in the past?
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billryan
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November 2nd, 2018 at 1:56:10 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

My advice to Canadians is simple, just say "no" when asked this question.




Lying to a Federal Agent is a crime in and of itself. Every time I purchase, at a legal dispensary, the information is recorded and who knows who it is shared with. I've been told the police in Nevada can search these purchases and revoke the concealed weapons permit of anyone who purchases. Who knows where else it goes.
I'm not concerned about who sees it but I wouldn't be dishonest about it.
petroglyph
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November 2nd, 2018 at 2:01:47 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

My advice to Canadians is simple, just say "no" when asked this question.

They should say, "not that I remember".

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