ATF Reminds People It's Illegal to Smoke Marijuana and Own Guns

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has issued a fresh warning to Minnesota gun owners: refrain from weed use while owning guns. This cautionary notice arrives after Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in the state on Tuesday. In its announcement, the ATF, referencing the Gun Control Act of 1968, underscored that marijuana is federally classified as a controlled substance. Consequently, even in states where it's legal, users are federally considered "unlawful users" and are prohibited from owning firearms or ammunition. "Until marijuana...

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