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Canadian kept out of U.S. for Super Bowl

Feb. 3, 2013 at 10:52 PM   |   Comments

TORONTO, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Canadian Myles Wilkinson says his all-expenses-paid trip to the Super Bowl was derailed by a 32-year-old conviction for possessing a small amount of marijuana.

The Victoria, British Columbia, man told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. he won the trip in a fantasy football league contest and was looking forward to seeing the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers play in New Orleans Sunday.

But when he got to Pearson International Airport in Toronto Thursday, U.S. customs agents told him he couldn't enter the United States because of his 1981 pot conviction in Vancouver when he was 19 years old.

"I had two grams of cannabis. I paid a $50 fine," Wilkinson told the CBC. "I can't believe that this is happening, for something that happened 32 years ago."

Small consolation, but Bud Light Canada, the beer brewer that sponsored the fantasy football contest, invited him to attend its Super Bowl party at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom as their guest Sunday afternoon.

Topics: Marijuana
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