Hyde Park, MA asked in Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for Massachusetts

Q: Can I have my citizenship process jeopardized if I obtain a medical marijuana card before interview but I have never use

Can I have my citizenship process jeopardized if I obtain a medical marijuana card before interview but I have never used it?

My citizenship interview is in two weeks. I registered for the medical marijuana card last week and I am still waiting to receive it (it will be available in a couple of days I think). I just found out using marijuana through a marijuana card could jeopardize my process. Does immigration consider HAVING the medical marijuana a federal crime or it becomes a crime when I actually start BUYING the MJ through the card in the dispensary and USING it? I have never used MJ before and it would be my first time using when I receive the card.

I am confused whether I should keep the card and not use it or just cancel it altogether. And if I cancel before using it right before my citizenship interview, will affect my process anyways just because I once had the card (even if I never bought the MJ) through the dispensary?

Thank you!

1 Lawyer Answer
Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: You are correct that possession of Marijuana remains a federal crime. Possession remains an aggravated felony for immigration purposes. My suggestion is that you take care of your immigration situation before you obtain the card and/or possess marijuana.

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