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ILRC: “WARNING FOR IMMIGRANTS on MEDICAL AND LEGALIZED MARIJUANA”

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“It is still a federal offense to possess marijuana, and federal law controls for immigration.”  – ILRC

 

From the ILRC:

“What to do: Legal Self-Defense for Noncitizens

• Don’t use marijuana until you are a U.S. citizen. Don’t work in a marijuana shop.

• If you have a real medical need and there is no good substitute for medical marijuana, get legal counsel.

• Never leave the house carrying marijuana, a medical marijuana card, paraphernalia (like a pipe), or accessories like marijuana T-shirts or stickers. Don’t have photos or text about you and marijuana on your phone, Facebook, or anywhere else.

• Most important, never admit to any immigration or border official that you ever have used or possessed marijuana, unless you have expert legal advice that this is OK. If a federal official asks you about marijuana, say that you don’t want to talk to them and you want to speak to a lawyer. You have the right to remain silent. Stay strong – once you admit it, you can’t take it back. If you did admit this to a federal officer, get legal help quickly.”

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