CBP reminds travelers that marijuana remains federally illegal in the United States

MASSENA, NY – U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers that possessing and transporting marijuana over the international border remains illegal under U.S. Federal Law.

Although medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in many U.S. states to include New York State and the country of Canada; the sale, possession, production and distribution of marijuana or the facilitation remain illegal under U.S. Federal Law. Requirements for international travelers desiring to enter the United States are governed by and conducted in accordance with U.S. Federal Law, which supersedes state laws.

Consequently, crossing the border or arriving at a U.S. port of entry in violation of this law may result in denied admission, seizure, fines, apprehension, and detention of vehicle in lieu of payment.