A Canadian traveller—unnamed pending resolution of her case—was barred from entering the U.S. because she was carrying CBD oil. She said she did not realize CBD oil was illegal to carry into the U.S. Though the US Farm Bill removed industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances last December, CBD is still considered cannabis.
CBC Politics

  • The woman reported the Customs and Border Protection officer asked her if she was carrying “leafy greens,” which she interpreted to mean cannabis in bud form, or cannabis products containing THC. When a search of her belongings discovered CBD oil, she was fined $500 for failing to declare it, fingerprinted, and denied entry to the U.S.
  • If she wishes to return, she must make a $600 application.

Quick Hits

  1. It’s easier than it used to be to treat an epileptic child with CBD, but there’s still popular resistance to giving even non-impairing MED to kids.
    The Star

  2. Teens aged 12 to 17 caught with less than five grams of REC won’t be criminally charged, those caught with more than five grams are unlikely to be incarcerated.
    The Leaf

  3. Edmonton police claim the reason they’re ticketing increasing numbers for drug-impaired driving while numbers remain flat everywhere else in the country is that they’re better trained to recognize stoned drivers. On an unrelated note, this weekend Edmonton will host a demonstration of the newly federally approved Abbot SoToxa saliva-tester, which is as questionably accurate and constitutional as its predecessor, the Drager DrugTest 5000.
    CBC Edmonton, CTV News