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Cannabis Act changes may cause excessive strain on border services, CBA warns

Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 1:47 PM | By Amanda Jerome

Cannabis legalization’s impact on criminal admissibility may be heavily felt by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) cautions the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) Immigration Law Section in a letter addressed to the agency’s manager of customs enforcement policy unit.

The CBA’s letter was in response to an invitation to comment from the CBSA on the impact the Cannabis Act will have on transborder issues. The Cannabis Act would be added to the list of prescribed Acts in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, effectively replacing the Controlled Drugs...