Neil Young has revealed that his US citizenship has been put on hold due to his "use of marijuana".
Last Friday (8 November), Young updated his archives site with a post detailing the delay on his application to become a US citizen.
The Canadian musician writes, "When I recently applied for American citizenship, I passed the test. It was a conversation where I was asked many questions. I answered them turthfully and passed."
Young adds, "Recently however, I have been told that I must do another test, due to my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have exhibited a problem."
He goes on to write in his statement, "The problem is defined in an April 19, 2019 addition under Attorney General Sessions. USCIS issued a Policy Alert which includes: ‘An applicant who is involved in certain marijuana related activities may lack GMC (Good Moral Character) if found to have violated federal law even if such activity is not unlawful under applicable state or foreign laws.'"
Young continues, "I sincerely hope I have exhibited good moral character and will be able to vote my conscience on Donald J. Trump and his fellow American candidates, (as yet un-named). I will keep you posted, but I don’t think I will be able to remain parked here during the proceedings."