Canadians working in legal cannabis industries can now cross the US boarder

Aiya Benaso / October 11, 2018

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has eased up on it’s policy regarding Canadians in the cannabis industry.

Those tied to Canada’s marijuana sector who are traveling for non-work related trips will generally be allowed into the States.

Many Canadian citizens feared they could face a lifetime ban from the US based off their previous stated policy.

Even though medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in some U.S. States and Canada, the sale, possession, production and distribution of marijuana remain illegal under U.S. Federal Law.

Canadian citizens in the pot industry who are traveling for non-work related trips will generally be allowed into the US.
(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

If a traveller is found to be coming to the U.S. for reason related to the marijuana industry, they may be prohibited.
(Pixabay)

“Crossing the border or arriving at a U.S. port of entry in violation of this law may result in denied admission, seizure, fines, and apprehension.” says the CBP in a release.

If a traveller is found to be coming to the U.S. for reasons related to the marijuana industry, they may be prohibited.

Recreational cannabis will soon be legal in Canada on October 17 2018. Many citizens have been left wondering where they stand on boarder entry issues.

“It’s great news to see some accommodation but clearly we still need to do more work breaking down the stigma and discrimination” – Jodie Emery, Cannabis Culture

All crossing discretions are made by a CBP officers based on the facts and circumstances known to the officer at the time.