Vice Reports

Throughout November — the first full month after Canada opened its legal market on Oct. 17 — American border agents seized 20.49 pounds of cannabis from travelers crossing into the U.S. from Canadian land entry points, up from 7.65 pounds during the same time in 2017, according to numbers provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to VICE News.

There were 197 cannabis seizures during November of this year, up from the 123 that occurred during November of last year, the data shows. This represents a tiny fraction of the traffic flow across the world’s longest border, which sees hundreds of thousands of people cross every day.

VICE News reported last month that cannabis seizures in New York by U.S. border officials at land crossings and mail centres jumped by at least 140 percent during the month of October compared to October 2017.