Courts Rule That a Medical Marijuana Card Will Ban You From Buying a Gun
It is pretty much common knowledge that weed has the opposite effect to alcohol, in that it chills you out - so you might find it odd that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that if you have a medicinal marijuana card, you can't legally buy a gun.
The move has been made die to the fear that marijuana might “raises the risk of irrational or unpredictable behavior with which gun use should not be associated.” This is medicinal marijuana we are talking about, most of which is administered in the for of CBD or cannaboids which don't even get you 'high'.
The fear is pretty unfounded, and contradictory, seeing that any drunk person you can find in a bar is allowed to own a gun. Seems unfair right?
The decision was made in August of 2016 and voted 3-0 to ban the medical users from obtaining the weapons. Apparently the change does not violate the 2nd amendment.
The court agreed with guidelines from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, stating that firearms sellers should assume that medical marijuana card holders use the drug, even if they don't
“We live in a world where having a medical marijuana card is enough to say you don’t get a gun, but if you’re on the no fly list your constitutional right is still protected,” said Chaz Rainey, attorney representing one woman's appeal against the verdict.
Marijuana law expert at the San Diego’s Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Alex Kreit, suggests that we will more on the issue, arguing “that they shouldn’t be lumped with other drug users in terms of concerns about violence.”
Marijuana is legal to buy in seven states across the US, and others are slowly following suit.
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