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CBP will allow marijuana workers to enter U.S.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency now says it will allow those who work in Canada’s legal marijuana industry to cross the border, so long as they are not entering the country for business.

The agency quietly issued a statement Monday night that reads, “A Canadian citizen working in or facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in Canada, coming to the U.S. for reasons unrelated to the marijuana industry will generally be admissible to the U.S.”

“If a traveller is found to be coming to the U.S. for reasons related to the marijuana industry, they may be deemed inadmissible,” the agency said.

Back on September 21, CBP was not clear if those working in the cannabis trade would be allowed into the U.S.

The statement earlier this week reminded travellers cannabis is still illegal under federal law in the States.

“Although medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in some U.S. States and Canada, the sale, possession, production, and distribution of marijuana or facilitation of the aforementioned remain illegal. Consequently, crossing or arriving at a U.S. port of entry in violation of this law may result in denied admission, seizure, fines, and apprehension.”

The statement is clear anyone who admits to using cannabis at the border could still be turned away.

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