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Daniel Fowler
September 16, 2018

In the meantime, workers in Canada's cannabis sector should stay away from the USA border until they find a new job, said Levitt.

As well, marijuana residue, which can linger for weeks inside a auto, could be detected by inspection dogs and lead to further questioning.

In a statement, CBP said that "working in or facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in U.S. states where it is deemed legal or Canada may affect a foreign national's admissibility to the United States". Still, he said you mustn't lie about it, since that would be "fraud and misrepresentation, which carries a lifetime ban".

Unites States border patrol officers will not ask about marijuana use but the questioning could lead there if marijuana smoke is smelt or a dog detects marijuana residue.

"There's absolutely no way you can say if you've invested in the is industry you're not going to be allowed into the United States", he said.

Canada is set to legalize recreational use of cannabis on October 17, but the drug is still illegal under U.S. Federal law.

While admitting to illegal drug use will make you inadmissible, one can also apply for a waiver from the lifetime ban, but it will cost US$585 and can take several months to process.

"If you work for the industry, that is grounds for inadmissibility", Owen told Politico.

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In his interview with Politico, Owen added that Canadians should not expect cannabis-related questions as a matter of routine while crossing the border.

"We don't recognise that as a legal business", Mr Owen said.

She said a person found to have lied to a border agent will face a tougher penalty than a person who uses cannabis or works in the industry and is truthful about it.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplayed the matter on Tuesday, though he has said publicly he has smoked pot.

"But there is no question that we are working with USA officials; they have legalized marijuana in a number of their states, and we're trying to make sure that travel between our two countries (is) not disrupted".

"I certainly won't work to assume or impress upon the US who they have to let in or not".

"A lot of people don't understand that they are still going to have problems after legalization", said Henry Chang, a partner at Blaney McMurtry LLP in Toronto who handles immigration law on both sides of the border.

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