Immigration risks of California’s expedited cannabis licensing program

Cross-posted at lexcannabis.net On February 9, 2021 I received an e-mail from the California Bureau of Cannabis Control. According to this e-mail, refugees and asylum seekers “who apply for licensure by the Bureau of Cannabis Control may seek an expedited licensure process.” In an apparent attempt to help, the State of California may be unwittingly… Read More

Put this in your pipe and smoke it – U.S. Customs and Border Protection answers questions about Canadian cannabis users and investors seeking entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection held a press conference today to explain its position on the admissibility of Canadians who use cannabis after it becomes legal for recreational use in Canada. According to CBP, its enforcement policies will not change in response to this change in Canadian law. As to investments in Canadian marijuana enterprises,… Read More

Cannabis, Canada Day, and crossing into the USA

Cross-border travel tends to increase significantly on Canadian long weekends. On the first business day after the long weekend, the phone starts to ring with people telling a familiar story. I pulled up to the booth. The officer sent me inside. When I got inside they asked if I ever smoked marijuana, and I said… Read More