Ottawa : Earlier this year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it would not allow individuals entry into the United States if they work in Canada’s legal cannabis industry. The statement affected everyone working in the industry—from budtender to business owner.
Last week, however, CBP announced a reversal (of sorts) of its original guidance document. In the new revision, CBP clarified, “A Canadian citizen working in or facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in Canada, coming to the U.S. for reasons unrelated to the marijuana industry will generally be admissible to the U.S. however, if a traveler is found to be coming to the U.S. for reason related to the marijuana industry, they may be deemed inadmissible” (sic).
While this may be a sigh of relief for the industry, there remain a few concerns as Canada marks this historic day.