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Pot confiscation at border up in weeks after legalization: Stats

The number of cannabis confiscations at the Canadian border increased more than 60 per cent year-over-year in the first six weeks after pot legalization.

The Canada Border Services Agency is linking the rise to the fact it began asking people last fall whether they were bringing cannabis into the country.

There were 329 instances of cannabis either being seized by – or forfeited to – Canadian border officers from October 17 to November 30 of last year.

As of last October 17, adults in Canada can possess and share up to 30 grams of legal cannabis.

However, taking pot across Canada’s international borders remains illegal and can result in serious criminal penalties.

The American border security is now more vigilant about marijuana given that it is legal in Canada. -CINEWS

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