Following months of uncertainty surrounding the way US Border Patrol officers will assess those working in and around Canada’s legalized cannabis industry, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a statement Tuesday clarifying its approach and offering some reassurance to Canadians.

While underscoring that US federal law strictly prohibits the sale, possession, production and distribution of marijuana (or the facilitation of any of these activities), the statement stipulates that Canadian cannabis industry participants entering the US for reasons unrelated to cannabis should have little cause for concern: