Clearly the guy is still "using"
He knew he was not allowed here for the last 32 years however he still tried. WOW. WHY? And then to whine about it is pure comedy!
Seriously dude? bit harsh don't cha think.. i think this story is complete and utter BS... Yet another fine example of your crack government at work.... nerve of that guy smoking some pot in his teens..
Really? You are really going to point the finger at the US? Canada is no better. My brother's father in law got a dui in the 60s and has to go through some kind of Queen's Pardon or something to be allowed into Canada.
Look, laws are laws. We like to think we can pick and choose what laws are worth obeying and everything will be ok. Don't like a law? Just ignore it. Hakuna matata, right? And it seems logical that law enforcement can and should do the same. Sometimes they do, but in doing so they are taking a risk that could mean their career. We may think we are more important than that career, but to expect that officer to think so also is really absurd.
Bottom line: If you don't like a law, don't ignore it and cry about it when it finally bites you in the ass. Become an activist and change the law. If that is too much work for you, please don't point fingers at the "stupidity of the government." Remember Lincoln's words, "and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."