Singer Rihanna’s Tour Bus Stopped At Canadian Border For Marijuana
According to TMZ, singer Rihanna’s group of 10 tour buses was stopped at the US-Canada border between Michigan and Windsor while border officials used drug-sniffing dogs to search the buses.
One of the passengers on the buses was found to be in possession of marijuana, after which he was cited with a civil penalty.
Marijuana possession can result in being denied entry to Canada
The situation could have been much, much worse, as a conviction for marijuana possession can keep you out of Canada, and you can be arrested for trying to transport illegal narcotics over the border.
Over the years, many celebrities have been denied entry to Canada for drug-related crimes. You can read about various celebrities denied entry to Canada and the United States here.
Remember, just because you’re rich and famous doesn’t mean the law doesn’t apply. While people are criminally inadmissible to Canada for a variety of reasons, you can increase your chances of getting into Canada with a criminal record by speaking to a licensed immigration lawyer. In fact, it’s a wonder why all of these celebrities who run into border crossing issues don’t sort these things out in advance.
You have several options available to you, but you need to sort them out in advance of your travel to Canada.
About Michael Niren
Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more
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