Canadians who say they have smoked marijuana when crossing the border may be denied entry to the U.S. even if they’ve never been charged or convicted. So warns NDP Health critic Don Davies who says not having a prior agreement with the U.S. on this issue prior to legalisation next July is a real shortcoming.
Meantime, the Cannabis Act has been called a bad piece of Legislation by a marijuana activist from B.C.
Dana Larsen of Sensible B-C runs a medical marijuana dispensary. He told the House of Commons Health Committee that cannabis is the solution to the opiod crisis.
Larsen points to evidence from the U.S. reveals those states with marijuana dispensaries have less opiod use and fewer opiod overdose deaths.
He argues restrictive drug laws have proven to be counter productive.