WASHINGTON – Canadians who take part in the legal cannabis industry find themselves facing deep potholes on the road to entering the United States — and immigration lawyers who specialize in border issues say the federal government needs to help them navigate a way through.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency sent tremors through the country’s burgeoning cannabis sector last week with word that legalization in Canada won’t change the fact that American laws treat marijuana as a banned substance, and industry insiders as drug traffickers.
WINNIPEG – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sounding a cautionary note about the recreational use of marijuana, saying that consuming it could have consequences for Canadians crossing the border into the United States.
Trudeau made the comment during an interview on CBC Manitoba hours before a visit to Winnipeg.
OTTAWA – The Canadian military has unveiled new restrictions on when service members can use recreational marijuana — and warned those in uniform could face disciplinary action or charges if they fail to comply.
The restrictions and warning are contained in a new policy released Friday, in which defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance says military personnel will be expected to “make responsible choices” when it comes to using the drug.