Legal cannabis could lead to more Canadians being denied entry to U.S., Tory senators fear

Despite meetings with American officials, some Conservative senators still fear the pending legalization of recreational marijuana could increase the number of Canadians barred for life from entering the US.

Senator Claude Carignan and two other Tory senators travelled to the US this week and met with several senior officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

He says what they were told was quite different from what described as the vague assurances offered by Canadian officials.

Immigration lawyer Len Saunders agrees that the number of banned Canadians could skyrocket once legalization goes into effect.

He advises Canadians to simply refuse to answer if a border officer asks about marijuana use, admitting they will immediately be denied entry as a result, but at least they wouldn't be banned for life.