Government says marijuana involvement can derail citizenship
PHOENIX — Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state they live in, can be denied from citizenship because the drug is still outlawed by federal law. The announcement comes weeks after officials in Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal, began warning residents that working for a marijuana dispensary or manufacturing operation could jeopardize their citizenship bid — even if those jobs are state-sanctioned.