officials question whether cannabis legalization will lead to border slowdowns Canadian view is that there’s no reason for traffic snags — because it’s still illegal to transport pot The issue of border lineups has come up in phone calls between high-level officialsand again in passing this week during a first face-to-face encounter between Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and his U.S. counterpart, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images Canadian cannabis producers set their sights on global domination American officials have been quietly raising questions about whether Canada’s marijuana legalization might slow traffic at the border, and are being told by their northern neighbours there’s no reason that should happen. The issue has come up in phone calls between high-level officials and again in passing this week during a first face-to-face encounter between Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and his U.S. counterpart, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. “The only thing they say is, ‘Will this cause lineups?'” Goodale said in an interview. “And our answer is: Not unless you change your procedures. And there’s no reason for you to change your procedures. Because the law with respect to the border hasn’t changed one iota.” Canadian pot companies are worth billions — but is it a bubble ready to burst? He said it came up briefly at the tail end of the meeting with Nielsen and in past phone conversations. Federal officials say there has been no attempt to pressure Canada — that the U.S.
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