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O, Canada! We Can Buy Pot from Thee

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada. Do you think it should be legal to transport marijuana from places where it is legal?

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Total Votes : 12

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Canada has recently legalized the use, growth, and selling of marijuana from people ages 18 or 19 and up depending on the province. This is good news for US citizens looking to run across the border to light up. However, anybody crossing the border into the US is restricted from carrying marijuana on their person, “Regardless of Canada’s legalization of marijuana today, nothing will be changing on the U.S. side or with CBP policies and procedures at the border,” says Stephanie Malin, a Borders and Customs Protection spokesperson, “Marijuana remains a controlled substance under U.S. federal law and it remains illegal.”

A New York criminal defense attorney, Scott Leemon, says that consequences for bringing marijuana over the border can include jail time, fines and travel restrictions depending on the prosecution. Leemon continues on to explain that violators will be turned over to local law enforcements but it’s unclear how someone caught attempting to bring marijuana across the border will be prosecuted in states where recreational use is legal.

“They look for everything. I know people that have been detained for as little as a vape pen,” Leemon says, “They’ll probably be looking, especially with people going on the weekends, or if someone goes and comes back on the same day.”

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a statement that included, “Determinations about admissibility and whether any regulatory or criminal enforcement is appropriate are made by a CBP officer based on the facts and circumstances known to the officer at the time.” It also says that border agents are trained in determining admissibility factors when assessing those crossing the border.

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada. Do you think it should be legal to transport marijuana from places where it is legal? Read more about this on Time here.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada. Do you think it should be legal to transport marijuana from places where it is legal?

Totals
25% Definitely
75% No
Males
28% Definitely
72% No
Females
18% Definitely
82% No

Definitely

No

O, Canada! We Can Buy Pot from Thee


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