Court Rules If You Have A Medical Marijuana Card, You Cannot Buy A Firearm

So you have a medical marijuana card and now your thinking maybe you want to own a gun? Well the Federal Government sat, nah...not soo fast. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says that you can’t buy a gun.

The court ruled 3-0 on Wednesday that a ban preventing medical marijuana card holders from purchasing firearms is not in violation of the Second Amendment, the Associated Press reports. This ruling came down after a lawsuit was filed in 2011 by Nevada resident S. Rowan Wilson after she tried to purchase a gun and was denied based on a federal ban on the sale of guns to users of illegal drugs. Even Though marijuana has been legalized in some places on a state-by-state basis, it still is considered illegal under federal law. The court maintains that drug use (weed included) “raises the risk of irrational or unpredictable behavior with which gun use should not be associated.” read more on the story here.

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