Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Letter: Marijuana at the border

What advice does our government give to those asked at the border if they use marijuana?

Watching the news lately with regards to the legalization of marijuana, many from the press have asked Minister Goodale about what happens at the boarder after the bill is passed.

He responds that of course you cannot take it with you across the border. I have seen him on CBC, CTV and Global. No one followed up with what do you do if they ask you if you ever used the drug.

The U.S. border is federal and if asked and you respond that you have used or possessed the drug you will be denied entry into the country and banned for years.

What advice does our government give to those that get into this situation. Should Canadians lie at the border? Which I understand is an offence that could be worse than admitting use.

Have they made any arrangements with the U.S. customs to not ask Canadians based upon it is now legal in Canada.

Bob Otway

Penticton

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