Pot bill could mean trade slowdown: Congressman

CTV.ca News Staff

An influential U.S. Congressman is predicting a trade slowdown if Canada decriminalizes marijuana possession.

“I believe there’ll be more searches at the border both coming and going from Canada, which hurts our trade,” said Republican Mark Souder, in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on CTV’s Question Period.

“Trade is the anchor of our relationship and our friendship and anything that shows that down, complicates that.”