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Old 09-08-2016, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Have you ever smoked weed? Answer this question and you could be banned from the U.S. - Politics - CBC News

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They said that I was inadmissible because I admitted to smoking marijuana after the age of 18 and before I'd received my medical marijuana licence," he said.
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A legal medical marijuana user in Canada, who was driving into a state where recreational and medical use of the drug is also legal, Harvey thought nothing of telling the truth.
This should be interesting once Canada legalizes marijuana.
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Old 09-08-2016, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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What's funny, is that weed is legal in Washington State. Federal laws haven't caught up to State laws.

I wonder if that border guard, went home, feeling good about denying someone entry, for something that he is legally allowed to do in Washington State?
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:34 PM
 
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A little bit of tit for tat. Americans who have ever gotten a DUI can be denied entry to Canada. More evidence that big government is useless.
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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A little bit of tit for tat. Americans who have ever gotten a DUI can be denied entry to Canada. More evidence that big government is useless.
...except a DUI is a conviction. This guy never was charged or convicted of anything.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:05 PM
 
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So now it's lie or be denied? Stupid border agents...either side.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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For LIFE?!?! That doesn't sound right, at all.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:53 PM
 
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If any border agent asked me if i'd ever smoked pot the answer would be a resounding NO SIR!, to prove otherwise is up to him.
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Canada
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This **** is kind of scary, specially since the state he was trying to cross into has legalized pot. Cdnirene is right, this will get real interesting once pot is legalized. Remember to just say no.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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This **** is kind of scary, specially since the state he was trying to cross into has legalized pot. Cdnirene is right, this will get real interesting once pot is legalized. Remember to just say no.
Border agents work for the Federal government.
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Montreal
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I wonder if that border guard, went home, feeling good about denying someone entry, for something that he is legally allowed to do in Washington State?
From my experiences, they will feel like they're doing their job and tough luck to you.

I travel to the states about half a dozen times a year for work (which complicates things due to the presence of contractual docs customs officers may ask to read). It honestly feels like their training varies greatly from individual to individual. Some exercise their common sense and judgement, others give out the impression that their objective is to deny people entry into the USA and also to protect USA jobs. There's very little gray zone in between. Thankfully, I've been meeting the first type more often in the last couple of years.
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