Provincial cannabis employees — from premier to liquor store clerk — could face lifetime U.S. ban, lawyer says

VANCOUVER—Every single provincial worker, from the premier to retail clerks at government-run liquor stores, could be eligible for a lifetime ban from the United States following cannabis legalization on Oct. 17, according to an American lawyer.

Len Saunders, an immigration lawyer based out of Blaine, Wash., said comments made last week by U.S. Customs and Border Protection official Todd Owen to Politico show that despite the changing face of drug policy in Canada, the attitudes of American law enforcement remain deeply unsympathetic.