How Does Marijuana Affect Your Immigration Petition



Hello. This is Ifeoma Odunlami from Odunlami Law Firm in New Jersey, where we fight to help fellow immigrants attain the American dream.

So today I want to talk about a topic that may come as a surprise to you because I haven’t talked about it before, but I want to talk about it because I want to clear up some misconceptions. What I want to talk about you may ask is marijuana. So now we all know that marijuana has been legalized in several states in New Jersey and Colorado and a whole bunch of other states. But I want you to know that under federal law, which immigration is, marijuana is still a controlled substance, and as such, the use the possession, the sale, or any connection with marijuana and other drugs can put your immigration petition in jeopardy.

So I want you to know that even if you live in a state where marijuana has been legalized, you cannot have any connection with marijuana. So for that, I also want you to make sure that you’re not incriminating yourself in your social media posts or your text messaging or your email messaging, or even admitting to having a history of drugs. So, marijuana is still a problem in immigration. Drugs is a big problem in immigration.

So please, I want to make this clear that even if marijuana has been legalized in all the states, it is still a controlled substance in federal law, and immigration law looks at it as a problem in your petition. So for this and other tips, please make sure you follow my channel, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. My number is 973-993-1900.

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