Allow medical cannabis patients like Olympic Gold winner Ross Rebaglaiti into the USA
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Ross Rebagliati, who won an Olympic Gold Medal, finds himself in the same situation as many law abiding cannabis users and patients from being turned back at the USA border for admitting to pot consumption.
Consider this. In 28 States, Cannabis is legal in some form. California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Colorado, Alaska, Washington, and Oregon all permit recreational use of cannabis. That means 68 million Americans, or about 21% of the U.S. population, will now live somewhere where it is legal to use marijuana for fun.
In Canada medical cannabis is legal across the entire country, and the federal government has promised to introduce legislation this spring to legalize cannabis.
And yet, if you admit to consuming cannabis when going from BC to Washington State where it is legal, the US Border guards may turn you back. Even if you have a medical prescription!
The Canadian government has been speaking to the US government to ensure officials are aware of Canada's plans to legalize marijuana, the controversy over Canadians being stopped at the border and barred from future travel to the US has not been addressed.
That's not enough. We want Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security to change its archaic policy and allow Canadians, like Ross and many others, the opportunity to travel unimpeded by past/current cannabis use.
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