US border authorities have seized more than 13,000 pounds (6,000+ kg) of cannabis entering the country from Canada in 2021, according to reports from US Customs and Border Protection.
Most legal experts and cannabis operators believe federal legalization will come to the United States soon. How and when it arrives remains up for debate, as does the impact on state markets.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Pembina Port of Entry about one hour south of Winnipeg seized a shipment of THC extract totalling 61 kilograms on March 18.
For challenger and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, his reluctance towards legalization is proving to be a thorn in the side of some of the more progressive voters in his block. However, others argue that legalization is a thorny subject that could result in Biden losing more conservative voters in a race where their support is crucial.
Legal battles and federal laws create problems that persist to this day. Yet, despite the less than ideal circumstances, there is hope among numerous tribes that cannabis could provide some relief.