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Immigration Law

CBP on Marijuana

Sarah Jarvis, Law360, May 10, 2022

"A 2018 U.S. Customs and Border Protection document recently disclosed amid a lawsuit filed by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP [Davis Wright Tremaine LLP v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, case number 2:19-cv-00334, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington] indicates that foreign nationals working in legal cannabis industries aren't inadmissible to the U.S., despite statements to the contrary from CBP officials. The law firm said Monday that an internal information guide handed over by CBP concerning the legalization of marijuana in Canada acknowledges that foreign nationals working in legal foreign cannabis industries aren't necessarily inadmissible and shouldn't receive a lifetime ban for attempting entry into the United States if their visit is unrelated to cannabis operations."