After headlines circulated about how cannabis professionals should be concerned when crossing the border, the U.S. government said in a statement Tuesday that Canadian cannabis professionals are free to cross the border for non-work related reasons.
“A Canadian citizen working in or facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in Canada, coming to the U.S. for reasons unrelated to the marijuana industry will generally be admissible to the U.S.,” the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said in the statement.
The confusion stems from another statement made in September from U.S. Customs that said being involved in the Canadian cannabis industry could “affect admissibility to the U.S.”
The statement created a ripple of fear throughout the industry as employees as well as lawyers, accountants and investors working in the industry had reason to be concerned about ever crossing the border whether for work or personal reasons.
“People had cancelled trips, they had pulled articles…