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Canadian Users of Legalized Marijuana Could Face Lifetime Bans From US, Warns Top Trump Border Official


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Canadian Users of Legalized Marijuana Could Face Lifetime Bans From US, Warns Top Trump Border Official

Common Dreams staff

As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana nationwide beginning October 17th, a high-level official in the Trump administration says the United States will now start implementing possible lifetime bans on Canadian citizens who are cannabis users, industry workers, or investors.


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You can’t fix stupid…Oh wait you can, stop this BS and Legalize It !!!
A lot of people don’t understand, when our govt. does this to Canadians, they in turn do this to our citizens who want to visit there.


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This should make clear to all Americans how essential the fake Drug War is
to the US/CIA in keeping corruption and the dismantling of democracy moving
in the US -


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As American fascism based in corporate fascism marches on here –


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Guess the American oligarchy are practically salivating over those cold Canadian mountains by now…


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Interestingly, there are multiple marijuana legalization bills in Congress - many even have Republican support (remember more money is to be made with it being legal than with it being illegal). It is just a few powerful committee chairs that are holding things up at this point. Thus, this is probably one area where having a Democratic majority in congress will affect change. With 2 out of 3 Americans now supporting legalization for recreational use and 4 out of 5 for medical use, I am hopeful we will get beyond this issue pretty soon.


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Good points. Let us hope that logic and reason can overcome ignorance and fear.

"Nearly seven-in-ten Democrats say marijuana use should be legal, as do 65% of independents. By contrast, just 43% of Republicans favor marijuana legalization, while 55% are opposed.

Among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, those younger than 40 favor legalizing marijuana use, 62% to 38%. Republicans ages 40 to 64 are divided (48% say it should be legal, 49% illegal), while those 65 and older oppose marijuana legalization by more than two-to-one (67% to 30%).

Sizable majorities of Democrats and Democratic leaners younger than 40 (79%) and 40 to 64 (70%) favor marijuana legalization. Older Democrats – those 65 and older – are more divided (50% favor legalization, 42% oppose it).

The growing public support for legal marijuana comes as more states have legalized the drug for recreational purposes."

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/01/05/americans-support-marijuana-legalization/


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So here is a hypothetical question, of course.

If I were to go to Canada on a visit, and upon return to the border, plead guilty to medical use, could I then get banned from the USA and get to stay in Canada? :wink:


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the fool that made such a claim assumes the US will continue on its fascist bent, that such stupidity will continue to rule the day. This horseshit must be understood to be the threat to our democracy that it is, a clear signal that anything will be done to ensure that control by the fascist state will succeed. Election of kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is a deciding factor, if the fascist traitors of the Republican Senate succeed in putting kavanaugh on the Supreme Court America will be over.


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What we need is a ban on the big fat mouths of the Trump White House. A lifetime ban from US would not stand up in court if we are talking about their use of marijuana while in Canada. If they are in America and obeying all of our laws, there is no legal grounds for a ban. Another case of Trump administration bombast that would have no legal grounds for enforcement. They bombasting to endear themselves to the hard right wing followers, many of which are boozers. Hypocrisy?


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Real easy solution Canada. Stop coming. Why would you want to visit this dump anyways.


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Hate shows it’s ugly face in many ways.

This, is another of many brought to life by this hateful administration.


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here in alaska the prices are still too high.
however, i’ve lived under illegal and legal regimes…
legal is way better.