TBT readers are invited to join Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s upcoming webinar, “Risky Business: US Immigration Law and the Marijuana Industry,” on October 22 at 12 pm CT.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
About the Program:
Despite the growing trend by states and foreign countries to legalize cannabis for recreational or medicinal use, and the growth of the legalized cannabis business in the U.S. and abroad, federal law and policy regulating marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance remain unchanged.
Recently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced a new section of its Policy Manual on cannabis involvement, asserting that — despite state and foreign legalization or decriminalization — possession, production or distribution of marijuana remained a presumptive barrier to naturalization. In addition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has announced new bars to entry for Canadians “working in or facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry.”