Buying Canadian Weed With A Credit Card Might Get You A Lifetime Ban From America

While Canada may have legalized cannabis, there continues to be some resistance to marijuana reform in America. The resulting divide has led to greater tensions between the countries when it comes to travel.

Now, according to an article from Montreal Blog, those who purchase legal cannabis via their credit card could make them subject to more scrutiny when trying to cross over into the US.

As stated in the Patriot Act of 2001, US authorities reserve the right to make extensive background checks on those seeking to enter the country, which can include (but is certainly not limited to) your credit purchase history.

Those who are shown to have purchased cannabis via their credit card are proven to have committed an illegal act in the eyes of the United States government which, as they’ve previously stated, is grounds for getting a lifetime ban from entering America.

This issue is further complicated by the regulations in some areas, like Ontario, which, for the time being, only allows for cannabis to be bought online though VISA or MasterCard. Meaning that, if this is true, then there is no way for Ontario residents to legally buy cannabis in their province without potentially running afoul of US authorities.

Tech giants like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon have said that they would be making a concerted effort to centralize and protect the Canadian data, but, again, the Patriot Act could oblige them to transmit this data regardless.

Latest.

Derived from the part of the cannabis plant that doesn't get you “high” like THC, cannabidiol (CBD) is typically used for health reasons instead of for recreational purposes, and has been found to be especially useful for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. A challenging neurodegenerative disorder, Parkinson’s causes a combination of motor and non-motor symptoms — such as tremors, weakness, stiffness, dizziness, anxiety and sleeplessness — that affect daily life. CBD, typically taken in oil form, has the potential to relieve these symptoms, improving sleep, reducing inflammation and more, which can profoundly help the more than 10 million people across the world suffering.

Can we see some ID please?

You must be 19 years of age or older to enter.