Court rules that a medical marijuana card will prevent you from buying a gun
TheÂ 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that if you have a medical marijuana card, you can’t buy a gun because itÂ â€śraises the risk of irrational or unpredictable behavior with which gun use should not be associated.â€ť
Seems somewhat interesting, as you see people stumbling over at the bar from alcohol use.
The court ruled in August of 2016 and voted 3-0 to ban the medical users from obtaining the weapons. Â They claim that it does not violate the 2nd amendment.
The court agreedÂ with guidelines from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, saying that firearms sellers should assume that medical marijuana card holders use the drug, even if they don’t.
â€śWe live in a world where having aÂ medical marijuanaÂ card is enough to say you donâ€™t get a gun, but if youâ€™re on theÂ no fly listÂ your constitutional right is still protected,â€ťÂ says Chaz Rainey, attorney representing one woman’s appeal against the verdict.
MarijuanaÂ law expert at the San Diegoâ€™s Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Alex Kreit, suggests that we will more on the issue, arguing â€śthat they shouldnâ€™t be lumped with other drug users in terms of concerns about violence.â€ť
Marijuana is now fully legal in seven states across the US.
Originally Published By Minds.com