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CBP says enforcement not altered by Canada's legalization of marijuana

  1. Date Announced

    Oct. 9, 2018

    Following Canada's legalization of marijuana, CBP releases a statement indicating that its enforcement policies on marijuana will not change. The statement advises that "[r]equirements for international travelers wishing to enter the United States are governed by [...] Federal Law, which supersedes state laws. Although medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in some U.S. States and Canada, [it] remain[s] illegal under U.S. Federal Law. Consequently, crossing the border or arriving at a U.S. port of entry in violation of this law may result in denied admission, seizure, fines, and apprehension." [ID #359]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Oct. 9, 2018
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Border
Agencies Affected: CBP

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