Legal Update: 2023 08 Marijuana

August 1, 2023 Act 757 will allow medical marijuana users to obtain a concealed carry permit. The act says that a person’s status as a qualifying patient or designated caregiver under the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016 shall not be considered in determining whether an applicant is eligible to be issued a license to carry a concealed handgun.

Marijuana is still federally illegal and federal law prohibits users of controlled substances, including medical marijuana, from receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition.

Act 757 of 2023

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