Cannabis and the ongoing risks at the border
October 2018 was an exciting time in Canada’s history. As only the second country in the world (and by far the largest) to legalize the recreational use of cannabis, the buzz has been seemingly unending about the personal freedom and business opportunities this move provides to Canadians. However, it is important to realize that real risks still exist for both business people and individuals crossing the border into the U.S., with cannabis remaining on Schedule 1 of the U.S. Controlled Substances Act — which classifies drugs, substances and certain chemicals used to make drugs into five categories/schedules depending upon the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential in the U.S.
Scott sits down with bankruptcy attorney to talk Tops
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Risks of moving or residing outside U.S. with a green card
With Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status (or green card status) in the U.S. comes the privilege of residing in the U.S. What may be less obvious is the responsibility to live in the U.S. that also accompanies it. When one leaves, there is a process to undertake to abandon status, or maintain it.
Consequences of criminal activities when crossing U.S. border
It should come as no surprise that the United States, and other countries around the globe like Canada, exercise their sovereign right to exclude individuals from entering who have engaged in certain criminal activity. What that does and does not cover may be surprising to some.
Four common reasons for being refused entry to the U.S.
There are lots of obvious reasons why someone might be turned away at the border (such as drug trafficking, smuggling, having committed a violent felony, etc.). However, many well-meaning individuals can also get caught in the U.S.’s net of inadmissibility due to far less deliberate or insidious acts.
Taking a hit: Marijuana risks at the U.S. border
Marijuana use does not carry the same stigma that it used to in North America — or at least, not with some. Unfortunately, Canadians and other foreigners entering or living within the U.S. still face significant potential consequences if they admit to having ever possessed marijuana, even if they did so where it was legal based on local laws.