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Pitfalls for Marijuana Possession by Noncitizens

If you are a noncitizen, then you must think twice before possessing even small quantities of marijuana for personal use.  Low-level marijuana offenses can result in serious immigration consequences. Marijuana remains a Schedule I drug at the federal level.  As a result, any violation of state drug laws (or admission of a drug offense) can be a basis for denying a visa stamp, revoking a visa or denying entry into the U.S. following a trip abroad.  Possession and use of marijuana can also prevent naturalization applicants from establishing good moral character to become a citizen. This can be particularly troubling […]

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