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Marijuana paraphernalia as a ESTA holder

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Hey, very glad I found this community, I was inadmissible at POE in Dallas after CBF officer got suspicious about some marijuana related souvenirs like grinders, smell proof bags etc that I got from a prior trip to California, no actual substance, still I was removed and denied entry with inadmissible status 212(a)(7)(a)(i)(I) because I admitted intent to purchase marijuana in the US, they said I cannot use ESTA program again and cancelled my media visa, they also said I need to get a visa like B1 visitor to visit the states again. What consequences am I facing on a next try to enter the country even through a more 420 friendly state like California?

 

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IF you can get a visa, probably none. That said, getting a visa is unlikely. Why on Earth would you admit intent to purchase marijuana in the US? Anyway, that's water under the bridge.


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As mentioned, state law is one thing, but you are dealing with federal laws at entry into the US regardless of what state. Same with the embassy and the issuing of a visa, so you can try but wouldn't get too hopeful. May take some time before they would issue you one.


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10 minutes ago, Brianbrito said:

Hey, very glad I found this community, I was inadmissible at POE in Dallas after CBF officer got suspicious about some marijuana related souvenirs like grinders, smell proof bags etc that I got from a prior trip to California, no actual substance, still I was removed and denied entry with inadmissible status 212(a)(7)(a)(i)(I) because I admitted intent to purchase marijuana in the US, they said I cannot use ESTA program again and cancelled my media visa, they also said I need to get a visa like B1 visitor to visit the states again. What consequences am I facing on a next try to enter the country even through a more 420 friendly state like California?

 

Thank you.

States don't control entry into the US..."souvenirs", huh?  


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I would first see if you can get a B, seems unlikely.


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