This post is an excerpt from an announcement made by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on September 21, 2018. To read the full statement, click here.
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforces the laws of the United States and U.S. laws will not change following Canada’s legalization of marijuana. Requirements for international travelers wishing to enter the United States are governed by and conducted in accordance with U.S. Federal Law, which supersedes state laws. Although medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in some U.S. States and Canada, the sale, possession, production and distribution of marijuana or the facilitation of the aforementioned remain illegal under U.S. Federal Law. Consequently, crossing the border or arriving at a U.S. port of entry in violation of this law may result in denied admission, seizure, fines, and apprehension…”
If you intend to use, or work in the industry of, marijuana, please proceed with a high degree of caution when crossing the border. You can read the rest of the US CBP’s statement here.