United States Super-Bowl contest winner denied entry to U.S. for 32-year-old pot conviction

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  1. Mike

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    Guardian Express: Canadian Denied Entry into US after Winning Fantasy Football Contest to Attend Super Bowl XLVII

    Canadian Myles Wilkinson got the surprise of his life when he was denied entry into the United States as he tried to cross the border to attend this year’s Super Bowl. Wilkinson had won a fantasy football contest to attend the once-in-a-lifetime event and had an all expenses paid trip. However, the 50-year old Wilkinson was denied by US customs agents as they brought up an arrest he had when the man was 19 years old. He had been convicted for possession of two grams of marijuana over 30 years ago, in 1981. “‘I had two grams of cannabis. I paid a $50 fine,” Wilkinson told CBC. ‘I can’t believe that this is happening, for something that happened 32 years ago.’”

    CBC: Super Bowl contest winner denied entry to U.S.

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