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CARIBBEAN: Popular Jamaican reggae artiste has visa cancelled after carrying marijuana infused fluid on flight

By Jamaica Observer

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188739_JAMAICA OBSERVER – Luciano’s United States visa was cancelled by American law enforcement officers last weekend.

The artiste, who was scheduled to perform on the Philadelphia Jerk Festival at Fairmount Park on Sunday, took to social media to advise promoters and fans of the development.

“I regret to announce that whilst crossing the border from Canada into America by air on August 25th, 2016, I underwent an abnormal interrogation during which my personal hand luggage was searched. During the search, a mixture that I normally use as a herb medicine for my throat was found and after numerous tests it was claimed to be illegal because it contained cannabis extracts. The herbal liquid was a very small amount (less than one gramme), but as a result my visas were revoked and I was denied entry into the US.

“I sincerely regret the inconvenience and disappointment that this will cause as I am also deeply devastated. Please pray for me while I face yet another major obstacle in my life,” Luciano’s post read it part.

The singer said he would, however, appeal the cancellation.

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8 comments

  1. Marijuana is not recognized as legal by the federal government in the United States. Individual states have legalized it but the federal government does not recognize it as a legal drug and reserves the right to overturn state law at any time.

    There is no racism involved - the law of the United States is no drugs, there are enough homegrown druggies as it is. This guy should have known this, so he would not now start playing the innocent. Abnormal interrogation? What the heck is that? He chose to put himself in the position to have an abnormal interrogation by transporting drugs to a foreign country. He should consider himself lucky that all he lost was his visa, he could have been thrown in jail and also lost his visa.

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  2. isnt weed legal in america???? so waht really was the issue? hmmm i smell racism playing a part in that.

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    • Republic of Laborie

      Read before commentating. Weed is legal in only a few States, with a prescription in most cases, but overall, it's still illegal.

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  3. America has legalize marijuana in several states and will revoke someone's visa for a little bit of weed in a drink wow! Double standards.

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  4. The hypocrisy of the USA ... smh

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  5. yall have people doing all sorts of ungodly abominations in that country but a mixture that has extracts of weed not even weed but extracts yall want to cancel the man visa. the way i see it that is pure fight down and maybe some bit of racist because luci is a rasta man. so many of yall that smoking weed, now laws are being passed to have certain amounts of weed in america legal, that is what yall doing the man. chpzs

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