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Banacek
12-01-2017, 01:12 PM
If you use medical marijuana, you must turn in your guns.

That’s according to the Honolulu Police Department, which has been sending out letters to legal users of medicinal weed that they must forfeit their weapons, as reported by multiple news organizations.

The first legal medical marijuana dispensary opened in Hawaii this August, according to the Associated Press, even though medicinal pot was first legalized in 2000. There are currently 29 states that have some form of legalized medical pot.

But the drug is still illegal under federal law, which trumps any laws on weed that states may pass, Joshua E. Jackson, spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), told LeHigh Valley Live in Pennsylvania.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article187082303.html#storylink=cpy

Sunsettommy
12-01-2017, 01:20 PM
From the article is this silliness:

"The letters come after a 2016 ruling from the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that said it isn’t an infringement of someone’s Second Amendment rights to ban them from buying a gun if they use weed.

“It is beyond dispute that illegal drug users, including marijuana users, are likely as a consequence of that use to experience altered or impaired mental states that affect their judgment and that can lead to irrational or unpredictable behavior,” the court said."

It is silly because no such restriction are being applied to those who buy alcoholic and drink beverages. People who drink as little as a small glass can have, "altered or impaired mental states that affect their judgment and that can lead to irrational or unpredictable behavior..."

Just another legalistic baloney because of their irrational selective fight again a plant.

noonwitch
12-01-2017, 04:31 PM
Unless they are getting their MM for a psychiatric condition (I know people who get it for bipolar disorder), I don't see the point if people who drink alcohol don't give up their guns.

Rockntractor
12-01-2017, 04:59 PM
It's time to end prohibition, it never worked.

Sunsettommy
12-01-2017, 05:33 PM
It's time to end prohibition, it never worked.

Prohibition make criminals rich.