American boarder agents have started asking foreign visitors about their cannabis history – and it’s getting honest Canadians banned for life.
The border guard’s question surprised Jessica Goldstein: “Have you ever used drugs?”
It was 2013, and Goldstein, a 30-year-old Canadian from the Vancouver area, was on her way to a Dave Matthews concert in Washington State, passing through the Peace Arch border crossing between the United States and Canada. She’s done this countless times before and had never been asked about her narcotics history. The inquiry seemed especially odd considering the setting: With its picnic tables and grassy fields, the Peace Arch port of entry looks more like a park than a high-security border crossing.
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