US Embassy on marijuana legalization as it pertains to visa applications

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    While the new marijuana laws will see possession convictions and charges against some persons overturned, those persons still have to disclose this information when applying for a US visa.

    In a release, the US Embassy says the law does not exempt persons with expunged convictions from disclosing such information on their applications.

    It says under U.S. immigration law, visa applicants who have ever been convicted OR arrested for any offense, including drug-related offenses, still must disclose that information to U.S. officials when they apply for a U.S. visa.

    It adds that prior arrests and convictions, even if expunged, could still indicate visa ineligibilities.

    Failure to reveal arrests or convictions could also lead to visa ineligibilities.