U.S. Eases off on Restrictions for Canadians in the Cannabis Industry

CBJ — Canadian citizens who work in the soon-to-be legal marijuana industry will now be permitted entry to the U.S. for person, non-work related matters.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency made the updated announcement, having previously said that nobody working within the cannabis industry would be allowed access to the U.S. under any circumstances.

The following statement is on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency website:

“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. however, if a traveler is found to be coming to the U.S. for reason related to the marijuana industry, they may be deemed inadmissible.”

All other previously stated restrictions remain in place including it being illegal to bring cannabis across the border. Punishment could range from being denied entry, to additional fines and possible arrest, depending on the circumstances.