Marijuana may be legal in California, but it’s still too risky for immigrants
It’s legal in California, but marijuana possession and use is still a federal offense that could cause serious problems for immigrants in the Golden State.
“It is still a federal offense,” said Inland-based attorney Russell Jauregui. “Federal law controls immigration and thus people will still face severe immigration consequences for marijuana conviction/use.”
Undocumented immigrants can be deported for marijuana consumption in certain circumstances and may risk not being admitted back into the United States if they leave.
Information source: pe.com
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