"The looming border clash over Canadian marijuana"
Nate Bruggeman — The Hill
Canada’s national legalization of marijuana has put it at odds with the United States where, despite growing state-level legalization, marijuana remains strictly illegal at the federal level. It was inevitable that the different approaches to marijuana would create friction between the two countries. It appears increasingly likely that this friction will be felt most acutely at the border.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed recently that Canada’s legalization of marijuana will not affect how the drug is viewed and treated at the border. Rather, senior CBP officials caution that the full panoply of potential legal consequences — criminal, immigration, and otherwise — remain on the table for those who are caught crossing with Canadian marijuana at the border. . . .