Canada has been known for having some very stack rules and regulations when it comes to letting Americans, and just immigrants in general, across the border into our maple syrup and poutine loving country.
You might remember when Canadian Matthew Harvey tried to enter into the United States and had to answer if he had ever smoked weed. Mr. Harvey replied honestly and said that he had used marijuana prior to receiving his medical marijuana license, and for that, the U.S. banned him from entering into the United States.
“We obviously need to intensify our discussions with border authorities in the United States, including the Department of Homeland Security,” The Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said to CBC News. He didn’t waste time to drop the hockey gloves and called it a “ludicrous situation” talking about the fact that we have a few jurisdictions that have already legalized medicinal marijuana.
Recently when Mary Ann Jane was crossing the border and was asked the same question and if she had a medical marijuana licensed and when answering yes was subject to her car and body being searched. With Canada about to legalize recreational use nationwide of the plant that 45 percent of Canadians love and enjoy this could become a real problem.
Our research shows that when entering the U.S from Mexico these questions are not asked. with Mexico’s economy being based on illegal drugs and the trafficking of them to the United states this seems out of place to say the least. O Canada welcome to the Bong strong and free and very expensive weed when our government is done with their legalization plans.
Who knows what the future will bring for Canadians traveling to the United States once we are the legal pot heads we all aspire to be.