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June 24, 2018 at 10:24 AM #754140
What’s a fella ta do?
In case you missed the news, if a U.S. border guard asks if you have ever smoked marijuana, do not admit that you have.
This ought to help to keep a whole lot of Canadians in Canada.
If you say yes, they can stop you from entering the U.S..
If you lie and get caught in the lie, they can stop you from entering the U.S.
The article I read said you could be banned for life.
If you are a Canadian, you can’t plead the fifth and refusing to answer by citing the Canada Evidence Act isn’t going to work either.
Some Canucks might be boycotting the U.S. whether they want to or not. Love it.
ChazJune 24, 2018 at 1:28 PM #754154
sisco farraroJune 24, 2018 at 6:56 PM #754159
I thought that was Bill Clinton and he said he hadn’t inhaled? Either way, as soon as you say “Yes” it doesn’t matter what the “… but …” part is – you just admitted to the wicked crime of smoking the evil weed.
If you were ever charged and convicted, the border guards can pull up your record so denial isn’t an option. I’m not sure if getting a pardon would make any difference since their standard is whether you’ve smoked it, not whether you’ve been caught.June 24, 2018 at 9:24 PM #754167
sisco farraroJune 25, 2018 at 8:21 AM #754191
ChazJune 25, 2018 at 11:01 AM #754196
Ron BennJune 25, 2018 at 11:02 AM #754202
Ken GrayKeymasterJune 25, 2018 at 1:56 PM #754231
sisco farraroJune 25, 2018 at 4:02 PM #754241
I had to check two things out.
First – I did say “have ever smoked” in my original topic.
Second – I had to find my reference. Global News Sept 22/17 :
” I recently saw somebody who admitted to using marijuana in their late teens, and they are middle-age now. They don’t have a conviction, but that was enough to create a basis for inadmissibility”
The key point is that many current non-users could be asked if they ever used marijuana or might answer by saying I did back in the 70’s and it is banned you could be.
How honestly you answer a border guard’s innocent question could ruin your trip.
ChazJune 25, 2018 at 4:02 PM #754240
ChazJune 25, 2018 at 4:08 PM #754248
Ken GrayKeymasterJune 25, 2018 at 5:25 PM #754250
ChazJune 25, 2018 at 5:26 PM #754251
sisco farraroJune 27, 2018 at 8:03 AM #754392
I think you’d have a stronger case saying you learned it from the current occupant of the White House although that would probably get you booted from the border faster and more permanently than just admitting you smoked pot.
By the way, you can get banned by admitting to smoking it in one of the US states, such as Colorado, where it’s legal.June 27, 2018 at 9:17 AM #754408
To the Voter,
Yes you can get banned, even if you smoked it in Canada or a state where they ignore the Federal law.
Border Guards are Federal Agents and maryjane is illegal in the whole of the U.S.A. The article I referenced makes a point of the fact that the Federal Law is what gets you banned.
The DEA can charge anyone , at any time, in the whole of the U.S.A. if they wanted to; they do not at this time go after charges because of the current practice not because of the current law. At this time they just do not actively go after people in the States that have kind-of , so-called legalized it.
So, a State where it is legal can not charge you but the Federal Agents can.