The November 3 Toronto Sun reported that Canadian Immigration officials are undecided about how to take confessions of occasional marijuana use from prospective immigrants.
“My colleagues are divided as to how this case should be handled,” wrote immigration medical officer Dr Neil Heywood in a confidential email to his bosses last year. “The ‘doves’ feel the occasional use of recreational marijuana does not represent substance abuse. The ‘hawks’ feel this disclosure requires investigation.”
Applicants are typically refused if they admit to being a regular users of marijuana or other banned drugs.