U.S. Border Patrol in Maine warns legalization won’t halt marijuana seizures

8/28/17–Chief Daniel Hiebert, the top U.S. Border Patrol agent in Maine, cautioned residents that officers will still confiscate marijuana when they encounter it, and that even family connections to the cannabis industry can disqualify someone from federal employment. Hiebert said Maine voters’ legalization of recreational marijuana last November, and the state’s well-established medical marijuana program, do not change his agents’ obligation to follow federal law. Read