Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CBC)   Awesome: Winning all expense paid trip to the Superbowl. Not so awesome: Denied entry to the US because of a drug conviction. 2 grams of marijuana. 32 years ago   (cbc.ca ) divider line
    More: Ironic, Super Bowl, fantasy football leagues, marijuana possession, Baltimore Ravens  
•       •       •

9005 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Feb 2013 at 10:41 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2013-02-03 07:58:35 PM  
4 votes:
15 yard penalty.
Misuse of the ironic tag.
2013-02-03 10:54:51 PM  
3 votes:
Sounds like somebody smoked a...
( •_•)⌐■-■

...super bowl.
(⌐■_■)
2013-02-03 10:50:25 PM  
3 votes:

Weaver95: BravadoGT: Can't Budweiser just find someone who's not a junkie?

wait - you aren't one of those people who actually believes cannabis is exactly the same as meth, are you?  because if you are, imma laugh at you and mock your lack of intelligence.


I've got him marked as a recidivist threadshiatter. Best to ignore and move on.
2013-02-03 10:42:34 PM  
3 votes:
Waaah laws apply to me.
2013-02-03 08:05:11 PM  
3 votes:

fusillade762: Oh for f*ck's sake. Isn't there a statute of limitations on this shiat?


For possession of a naturally-occurring substance that's less toxic than purified water, more widespread than most other plant-life, with plenty of legitimate medical and industrial uses and with no side-effects except laziness, a case of the munchies and being kinda tired?

Of course not! Pharmaceutical companies can't turn a profit if any shmuck with access to dirt, water and sunlight can grow his own cancer medicine instead of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars per dose, nobody will buy newspapers printed on wood paper if they can read the news on hemp paper, and the coloreds will start playing jazz music and looking at white women.
2013-02-03 07:31:54 PM  
3 votes:
Oh for f*ck's sake. Isn't there a statute of limitations on this shiat?
2013-02-04 02:28:50 AM  
2 votes:

silverjets: jmr61: sprgrss: In other words, violating the law has repercussions.


So my 31 year-old DUI conviction, for which I paid a fine and served a few hours in jail, should be enough to keep me out of Canada?

Idiot.

Yes, and why exactly do you think it shouldn't?  You don't have a right to crossing another country's border. You are there by-their-leave and nothing more.


Everyone has a natural born right to roam the planet they were born on. Armed groups are occupying areas of the world and through force or threat of force are infringing this right. It's amazing how many people mindlessly accept the construct of the nation-state as inevitable.
2013-02-04 12:07:22 AM  
2 votes:
These rules are for plebes. They don't ask these questions to those arriving on private planes.
2013-02-03 11:18:45 PM  
2 votes:
Well his mistake was coming in from the northern side...come from the Southern border my Canadian friends. When will you learn?
2013-02-03 11:03:03 PM  
2 votes:

sprgrss: In other words, violating the law has repercussions.


True, but many people would argue that the repercussions do not match the severity of the crime. Repercussions only exist because we allow them to exist.
2013-02-03 10:55:41 PM  
2 votes:
In other words, violating the law has repercussions.
2013-02-03 10:55:35 PM  
2 votes:
I knew a fellow who was almost denied entry into Canada from the US based on a 20-year-old DUI.  It was a tricky situation since he'd been working up here for a couple of years and this was were his wife and all his stuff was.

Anyway, it seems odd to me that if you pay your debt to society and get are granted a pardon then this should be an issue going in either direction.  Especially if the original charge was, in essence, a ticket.
2013-02-03 10:50:33 PM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: Oh for f*ck's sake. Isn't there a statute of limitations on this shiat?


There is no right to cross a nations border.  The United States can deny him entrance for any reason.

/and the US doesn't have a monopoly on stupid border rules
2013-02-03 10:15:13 PM  
2 votes:

BravadoGT: Can't Budweiser just find someone who's not a junkie?


wait - you aren't one of those people who actually believes cannabis is exactly the same as meth, are you?  because if you are, imma laugh at you and mock your lack of intelligence.
2013-02-03 09:20:28 PM  
2 votes:
Same but opposite thing happened to a friend of mine when he tried to enter Canada, but his marijuana charge was from '78. Time for both countries to knock this shiat off.
2013-02-03 07:41:05 PM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: Oh for f*ck's sake. Isn't there a statute of limitations on this shiat?


for hate's sake, we spit our last breath at thee....
2013-02-04 03:21:18 AM  
1 vote:

Sleeping Monkey: A US citizen with a DUI can't go to Canada, so Canadians are safe from foreign beer drinkers and Americans are safe from foreign hippies. Imagine the anarchy if we didn't have these rules.


Last year, Canada actually changed their "rehabilitation" standards and made it FAR easier for people with old convictions to travel to Canada.  You used to have to apply for an "individual rehabilitation" that required quite a bit of paperwork and cost at least $200 or get a "temporary resident permit" that could be even more costly.  Now, if you have just a single conviction that is over 10 years old, you can simply be "deemed rehabilitated" at the border (or ahead of time through the local consulate) with minimal fuss and no charge.

You are eligible to apply for deemed rehabilitation at a port of entry if:

you only had one conviction in total or committed only one crimeat least ten years have passed since you completed all sentences (payment of all fees, jail time completed, restitution paid,  etc.)the crime you committed is not considered a serious crime in Canada ANDthe crime did not involve any serious property damage, physical harm to any person, or any type of weapon.Much more logical rules than the old rules, and I would say the U.S. should reciprocate and not care about silly old convictions.
2013-02-04 12:56:07 AM  
1 vote:
Canadians have been doing this same shiat to Americans, only it's for busts in the states, not even in their own country. And now they're gonna whine.

All I have to say is, "SUCK IT CANADA!!"
2013-02-04 12:50:36 AM  
1 vote:

gh0strid3r: I'm sure the border agent had the entire history of the conviction, court transcripts, and the authority to make a judgement call based on his own personal beliefs, right?

Give me a break. A computer screen gave a red light and the border agent responded as trained. The details have nothing to do with it. It's a clerical issue.

For the record, what the guy did was illegal. He broke the law. Whether the law is justified or rational is irrelevant. Actions have consequences, and often far-reaching ones. Before someone gets on my case by trying to rationalize marijuana use, let me stop you here. I am a supporter of getting marijuana legalized. But until it is legalized, it's still a crime and you're taking a chance if you ignore the law.


You are taking a bigger chance if you blindly follow the policies of your government, dont make me go godwin all over this motherfarker.

If you let a man tell you what you can and can not consume, you'd probably suck his dick if he ordered you to.

So....come suck my dick.
2013-02-03 11:53:26 PM  
1 vote:
Fly to Mexico and come in to this country like most do. Problem solved.

Wait..... Game over... Too bad
2013-02-03 11:21:02 PM  
1 vote:
hahaguy.jpg

He should have flown to Mexico first, then just came on up from the southern border. He'd have no trouble getting to the game that way.
2013-02-03 11:20:29 PM  
1 vote:
Man, awful lot of hate for 'merka in the CBC's comments section there.

You guys have the same rule as us.  Any criminal convinction is a reason to deny entry.  (Well, that and any DUI convinction is a reason to deny entry into Canada even though it isn't/wasn't necessarily a criminal matter in the states.)

Don't like it?  We'll change our policy when you change yours.

/Suck it, smug Canucks.
2013-02-03 11:15:38 PM  
1 vote:

King Something: fusillade762: Oh for f*ck's sake. Isn't there a statute of limitations on this shiat?

For possession of a naturally-occurring substance that's less toxic than purified water(LIE 1),more widespread than most other plant-life(LIE 2),with plenty of legitimate medical and industrial uses and with no side-effects except laziness, a case of the munchies and being kinda tired(LIE 3)?

2013-02-03 11:07:24 PM  
1 vote:
Must be more to this story. If he got $50 ticket, then I don't think he would have a criminal record. Could be mistaken though.

/US customs officers are made up of people who failed the mall security IQ test
2013-02-03 11:03:50 PM  
1 vote:
My friend had to fill out all kinds of paperwork to get into Canuckidah plus provide two letters of reference.

Funny thing is that I was one of them.
2013-02-03 11:03:31 PM  
1 vote:
I'd seriously rent a car and run the border if that happened.
2013-02-03 11:02:06 PM  
1 vote:
images.wikia.com
2013-02-03 11:01:21 PM  
1 vote:

sheep snorter: Dumbass.
Its a quick pop into court for a quicky pardon and get your record sealed and you are free to enter any country pot smoking hippy again.


It's not that simple, actually. And the US doesn't recognize Canadian pardons anyway, or vice versa.
2013-02-03 10:54:04 PM  
1 vote:
A US citizen with a DUI can't go to Canada, so Canadians are safe from foreign beer drinkers and Americans are safe from foreign hippies. Imagine the anarchy if we didn't have these rules.
2013-02-03 10:53:42 PM  
1 vote:
Just mad because American drunk drivers are refused entry to Canada.
2013-02-03 10:53:01 PM  
1 vote:
Hay gov'ment...

What r u doin?

HAY GOV'MENT...

STAAAHP!!!
2013-02-03 10:52:00 PM  
1 vote:
Sucks for him, but laws are laws, and you should respect it.

How would you feel if a bunch of Americans went to Saudi Arabia, drank alcohol, and tried to talk to women in public who aren't their relatives?
2013-02-03 10:49:07 PM  
1 vote:
"Ironic"? I'm normally not part of the Irony Police, but... What?
2013-02-03 09:23:57 PM  
1 vote:

IamKaiserSoze!!!: Same but opposite thing happened to a friend of mine when he tried to enter Canada, but his marijuana charge was from '78. Time for both countries to knock this shiat off.


I concur.
2013-02-03 08:14:48 PM  
1 vote:
All crimes are felonies now. So move along, Citizen.
 
Displayed 35 of 35 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report