Neil Young says his application to become a u-s citizen is being held up because he uses marijuana, legally in California.
The Canadian singer-songwriter says he wants to become an American and vote in the 2020 election. Young says he cleared all the preliminary citizenship tests, but recently learned that because he used a controlled substance, it could be found that he, quote, “lacks good moral character.”
Under the Obama Administration, the federal government adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, but in 2018, then Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded that policy.
The artist has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump.
Customs officials aren’t commenting on Young’s application.