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  1. Smoking weed might blacklist you from entering the United States

Smoking weed might blacklist you from entering the United States

United States, as it is has allowed marijuana consumption in some selective states while Canada will soon be legalising it. But Canadians entering the States territory are already facing a tough time due to the twisted application of laws.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 12, 2016 1:55 PM
Marijuana war between US and Canada government is intensifying with the border laws being the bone of contention. (Reuters) Marijuana war between US and Canada government is intensifying with the border laws being the bone of contention. (Reuters)

Marijuana war between US and Canada government is intensifying with the border laws being the bone of contention. United States, as it is has allowed marijuana consumption in some selective states while Canada will soon be legalising it. But Canadians entering the States territory are already facing a tough time due to the twisted application of laws.

A case of a Canadian man being barred from entry in the USA only because he admitted to have consumed marijuana recreationally has stirred the debate yet again. Matthew Harvey, was asked by the authorities whether he had had weed after he turned 18, on giving an affirmation, the man was first detained for questioning for 6 hours and then banned for lifetime entry in the US.

Harvey, who was heading to the Disneyland in California with his daughter was shattered and could not comprehend the cause of such strictness, since his parent country did not have any laws for the same. Moreover, Matthew was heading towards Seattle, the US state has legalised marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes.

As if people were not boggled by US visa issues, the new condition will add one more knot. The only way out being a travel waiver, which costs $600 and after it expires, it’ll be $930 as the price is speculated to being raised soon.

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