September 15, 2018

Border Patrol plans to ban Canadian users of marijuana

Common Dreams -As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana nationwide beginning October 17th, a high-level official in the Trump administration says the United States will now start implementing possible lifetime bans on Canadian citizens who are cannabis users, industry workers, or investors.

In an extensive interview with Politico, Todd Owen, the executive assistant commissioner for the Customs and Border Protection's Office of Field Operations, said, "Our officers are not going to be asking everyone whether they have used marijuana, but if other questions lead there—or if there is a smell coming from the car, they might ask."

If such history is learned about someone trying to cross the border, Owen explained, or they lie about it, "that's fraud and misrepresentation, which carries a lifetime ban."

As it stands, anyone who admits to using an illegal drug, regardless of its status in their home country, can be barred from entering the U.S.


MAMADOC said...

Fourth Reich´s brand of madness...

Matt said...

The American experiment in popular democracy is long since over. We've now devolved into extreme bureaucratism, marked by excessive 'red tape.' Policy is no longer the exclusive purview of elected officials, but is now made by an unaccountable mass of faceless bureaucrats. And there's nothing to be done about it under the existing framework. We need a new agreement amongst us as to how to regulate our social conduct. "A Model Constitution for the United republics of America," Rexford Guy Tugwell.