How Many are Asked about Cannabis by US immigration?
Anyway, it’s a big family trip and I’d love her to come with. I see her point though in having her trip and money wasted at the airport. Can anyone provide and recent experience or knowledge?
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Does she have a legitimate medical authorization for the medication? Obviously she can't take the medication to the United States without DEA authorization, nor convey any intent to use such medication without legitimate authorization in the US, but the mere fact of using a legally prescribed medication in Canada is not a bar to entry in the United States.
For a 68-year-old that doesn't have cannabis leaf stickers plastered on her cell phone, or lots of visible tattoos, rarely...How often do they actually ask?
No. The officer has to then determine whether or not the use in Canada was contrary to law, or alternatively, if there is an intent to use, traffic, or possess in the United States contrary to US Federal Law.Is it an automatic ban if one answers yes?
Its not that simple.I assume if you’re asked in the first place, the person asking would ban you.
I don't know anyone who's been asked. Those who have been banned, either have recorded convictions for illicit use in Canada, or exhibit significant signs of intent to violate US Federal Law.Anyway, it’s a big family trip and I’d love her to come with. I see her point though in having her trip and money wasted at the airport. Can anyone provide and recent experience or knowledge?
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They are not all knowing
Apr 27th, 2019 8:05 am
Yup, that is my takeaway from watching all those Border Security episodes. A very educational show for all who encounter border officers. Of course, they also educate would-be smugglers as to what not to do.. They can only show the cases they caught, whereas many illegal drugs and shipments do make it through. They would like you to think that they are 99% effective at smoking out contraband.PointsHubby wrote: ↑
If she is carrying any drugs, or drug paraphernalia (pipes, papers, etc) could land her in trouble
Just as much as if she has an “odour of use” about her ... the last especially so if this trip involves a flight. The airport drug dogs are pretty tough to outwit.
So best advice... leave all the drugs at home... and travel with clean clothes (even overcoats, boots etc) and well aired Luggage. Dogs can pick up even the slightest whiff of second hand smoke... cuz just like legal cigarette smokers, the smell gets into everything, the smoker just doesn’t smell it themselves
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Right. One time the dog sniffed us out for something benign and legal. The agent was very annoyed and said he was wasting his time with us because "a flight from Jamaica" had just arrived LOL.