Roughly one week before Canada’s legalization of marijuana goes into effect, the U.S. government has issued a clarification to an earlier policy announcement that many feared would prevent people who work or invest in the marijuana industry from entering the country.
“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.,” reads the clarification release on Tuesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Previous statements by Trump administration officials led to concerns—and resulting pushback from members of Congress—that any Canadian who is affiliated with the cannabis industry would be barred from visiting the U.S.
The new CBP clarification will likely be met with a sigh of relief from Canadians who work for or invest in marijuana businesses.
However, the updated statement does have a big caveat.
[I]f a traveler is found to be coming to the U.S. for reason related to the marijuana industry, they may be deemed inadmissible,” it says.
So as long as a Canadian isn’t crossing the border for the purposes of seeking investments for their cannabis business or for other reasons related to marijuana, they should be able to enjoy a visit to the U.S.
Canada’s legal marijuana sales go into effect next Wednesday.
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See the original article published on Marijuana Moment below:
U.S. Government Loosens Border Policy For Canadian Marijuana Industry Workers
To the uninitiated it can come as a surprise that so many professionals both in and out of the cannabis space are of the “all day, everyday” persuasion. Either freely imbibing or secretly getting stoned throughout the day, the results are the same; shit gets done. We’re not a giggly bunch who just took our first hit out of an apple or pop can. Cannabis use isn’t detrimental or an impediment but rather the differentiating factor in our discovery of successes previously thought to be unattainable.
In the face of a changing nation where dabs are the new crack and Pulitzer Prize winners are convinced they have died after eating too much edibles, the modern cannabis enthusiast walks a fine line from budroom to boardroom.
The corporate world of serviced offices, local amenities and daily human interaction is more palatable and less stressful after a few deep breaths of your favorite strain. Multiple visits to a parking structure, alley, balcony or unoccupied floor throughout the day are best to keep workplace incidents to a minimum and morale high.
For even the lucky few whose professions encourage and call for a love of cannabis to be unabashed, totally biased and in your face, cohabitation with those who deem our lifestyle an abomination is unavoidable. Generally speaking, their opinions are informed by the uniformed. Their interest in our cannabis use is a clever way in that they make themselves feel superior to you. Continue to indulge them; it’s their best source of education.
Similar to the notion that kicking somebodies teeth in on your first day in prison is the best way to let fellow inmates know you’re not to be trifled with on the yard, it is necessary to navigate the office with disregard for authority, order and the status quo. The days of covering up the residual olfactory bliss after puffing a cone of Ghost Train Haze are over. Waft in it and walk around to everybody’s personal space. Get the workplace used to the smell of success.
The aroma of expertly grown properly flushed and perfectly cured bud is no more offensive than the microwaved leftovers of an ethnically diverse floor of cigarette smokers.
Impressing upon the many chuckleheads you encounter the benefits of medicated working as they slug down their umpteenth coffee of the morning is a tiring exercise but it strengthens your resolve against those dunces that adhere to only “normal” conventions. To be a boss, you’ve got to act like a boss. Suffer no fools and make no excuses for yourself!
It’s easy to sniff out the office narc(s). Pleated trousers and blazers with shoulder pads may serve to identify critics. Their passive aggression is palpable and inviting. At the expense of etiquette, it is practical to maintain a presence among the confidants of your detractors. Provided adeptness at winning friends and influencing people, there shouldn’t be a problem infiltrating the office social circle of the staunchest cannabis prohibitionists.
Working amongst those of the “straight world” persuasion can be a learning experience for cannabis enthusiasts too. Regular interface with that which we are unaccustomed delivers the opportunity to develop and hone skills that might otherwise not be fostered.
It is hard to maintain a look of indifference when somebody is crying their eyes out or screaming at the top of their lungs right in your doorway. Largely untaught in business school and MBA programs, acquiring statuesque tendencies benefits both self and organization alike. An unbothered expression is worth more than the litany of cost cutting expenses serving as justifications for improving the bottom line.
Cannabis consumption provides the user an ability to make observations and contemplate choices in ways that the tethered mind cannot comprehend. It is an important business tool. It allows its possessor the ability to look at situations from other’s perspectives and consider different points of view opposed to making rash decisions. A quick puff or dab sure beats the hell out of the three-martini-lunch when charting the course of history.
Working while stoned, mundane tasks become exciting and double-checking your work is second nature. As your awareness is strengthened, doing a better job than someone who doesn’t use cannabis motivates many to soar to great heights.
This is the new normal. Make them get used to it.
Thanksgiving is a holiday for feasting with family and friends while giving thanks for a good harvest, and all the good from the year passed. According to Urban Dictionary, Danksgiving is similar but different because heavy cannabis use is required. With that in mind, here are 5 things to be thankful for this Danksgiving!
1. Vape is the word of the year!
Vape was awarded the title, Word of the Year, by the Oxford English Dictionary. According to Oxford, vape was triumphant because today, “You are thirty times more likely to come across the word vape than you were two years ago, and usage has more than doubled in the past year.” Whether you are using a Volcano, plug-in vape, or a vape pen, the point is you are vaping.
2. Cannabis Critic is an official job now!
The New York Times confirmed that Denver is home to the first weed critic in the United States. This has been a dream job for many Americans for decades, and its finally real.
3. Three revolutionary grandmothers took bong rips on camera to show the world what it is like to get high for the first time!
Click here to watch the video. If grandmas can do it, anyone (over the age of 21) can!
4. Four legal states (and one district)!
Voters approved laws allowing the recreational use and retail sale of cannabis in Oregon and Alaska. In the District of Columbia, voters legalized recreational use without retail sale. Add in Colorado and Washington, and 8 percent of the United States (and one district) have, officially, legalized marijuana. Ending cannabis prohibition is something worthy of many thanks.
5. J-O-B-S, jobs!
The cannabis industry is creating jobs in states where the plant is legalized, be it for medical or recreational use. WeedHire determined that this budding industry has the highest job availability and growth potential.
Happy Danksgiving! Celebrate responsibly.
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