I am in H1B status and am in the process of applying for a green card. If a doctor gives me a prescription for medical marijuana, will that impact my green card case?


One needs to be VERY careful with this. Although many states have legalized marijuana, it is still classified as a Schedule A drug under federal law (the same classification as drugs like heroin and cocaine). Even if state law allows the use of marijuana for medical and/or recreational purposes, it generally is still prohibited under federal law. This could definitely impact your green card case, and even your ability to remain / enter the U.S. in any status, including H1B. Talk to a qualified attorney before you have anything to do with a marijuana prescription. (01.Apr.2019)

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