A friend uses medical marijuana but never been caught. She has a naturalization interview coming.
Tell the truth and USCIS will in turn deny the application due to lack of good moral character. Or withdraw the application, stop using illegal drugs, and after five years file again.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
I agree with Stephen. Never ever present anything but the truth....and I would suggest withdrawing, getting "clean" then plan to refile after the 5-year period. Remember - if the applicant gets caught in a lie, their entire life can be wrecked. Truth is the path of health...and approvals.
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Regular or multiple use of marijuana is enough to get citizenship application denied even if you were not caught. Stop using illegal drugs if you want to be safe from being removed from the United States. You’re not eligible to apply for naturalization if you use illegal drugs.
Don't ask questions for friends from lawyers, a lawyer has to speak directly to the person with the question or something gets lost. Marijuana is still illegal from a federal standpoint, so the fact that this is medical marijuana is irrelevant. The attorneys here have give you great answers, but your friend needs to speak to a lawyer herself if she's concerned. A lawyer can NEVER advise you to say anything other than the truth.
I am a Massachusetts attorney and answer questions based on Massachusetts law. The above answer is for educational purposes only and does not create an attorney client relationship or constitute legal advice.
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