Cozen O’Connor: Will legal marijuana get thousands of people banned from entering the U.S. from Canada?

Will legal marijuana get thousands of people banned from entering the U.S. from Canada?

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Scott Bettridge, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Immigration practice, spoke with USA Today about the legalization of marijuana across Canada and the widespread fear that U.S. border guards will block Canadians working in the cannabis industry from traveling south into the United States. “It’s become a very significant issue,” said Scott. "They’ve confirmed that if you work in the industry or even an investor, you could potentially face a lifetime on entering the U.S. This isn’t a ban just on businesses travel – we’re talking vacation, family reasons, visiting your kid in school in the United States. It’s a lifetime ban. It’s very far-reaching.”

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Scott Bettridge

Chair, Immigration Practice

sbettridge@cozen.com

(305) 704-5953

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