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Toronto Business Lawyers Association, Cannabis and the US border - what Canadian lawyers need to know

November 15
Toronto, Ontario
November 15, 2018
8:30 a.m.

Please join the Toronto Business Lawyers Association and  Daniel Joyce, US immigration lawyer from Hodgson Russ LLP, who will speak on cross border crossing issues post-October 17, 2018.

What does the following statement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency on October 9, 2018 actually mean for you and your practice:

"Requirements for international travellers 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."

What questions may arise at the US border? What makes someone inadmissible to the United States?

The presentation will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in the "Grotto" Room at Marché Restaurant on the street level, in Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, Toronto, M5J 2T3.