My home state, Arkansas, had just legalized medical marijuana. This has led to some discussions about marry jane and firearms. I am not a big fan of drugs, but I do feel strongly that we know how well prohibition doesn’t work. Word of warning to everyone, the current laws are not likely to allow you to exercise those particular freedoms together, that is guns and marijuana. I encourage you to place you and your loved ones personal safety first. Like it or not, we currently have laws that we will be held accountable for…..
Why medical marijuana patients can’t buy gunsIf you have a medical marijuana card, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says that you can’t buy a gun.
With the medical and recreational use of cannabis being tolerated at many levels of government, there is one constitutional issue that remains undecided. Currently, it is unlawful for and user of illicit drugs to own, purchase, or possess a firearm at both the State and Federal level. Unfortunately, this includes cannabis. Various administrations and courts regarding the use of cannabis and the possession of firearms have made many decisions, but none of the decisions seem to agree with each other. This apparent conflict is picking up steam with the legalization of recreational use of cannabis in two states and the medical use of cannabis that is rapidly expanding across the country. Eventually the Department of Justice (DOJ) and appropriate state officials will need to draw a bright line defining the policies in respect to lawful use of cannabis and firearm possession. Within the last couple of years we have seen a preview of the impending showdown.