No Guns for Marijuana Users
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From the RightGuns Marijuana: Medical Pot Users Can't 'Bear Arms,' Court Rules
Guns and marijuana users don't go together, said a federal appeals court in upholding a ruling that medical pot users cannot buy weapons and affirming that "the Second Amendment does not protect the rights of unlawful drug users to bear arms."
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel in San Francisco on Wednesday set back the case of S. Rowan Wilson who was denied the purchase of a firearm in 2011 after she obtained a medical marijuana card in Nevada, said Reuters.
"The panel held that plaintiff's Second Amendment...
From the CenterCourt upholds gun ban on medical marijuana card holders
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a government ban that prevents medical marijuana card holders from buying guns, Fox News reported.
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers nine Western states including California, Washington and Oregon, ruled the federal ban is not in violation of the Second Amendment.
The states in that region that have legalized or effectively decriminalized medical marijuana include Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
S. Rowan Wilson, a woman from Nevada, filed a lawsuit when she attempted to buy...
From the LeftUS court upholds ban on buying guns for medical-marijuana users
Gun purchases are off limits in the U.S. to anyone who uses medical marijuana or holds a state-approved medicinal marijuana card, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, accepting the government’s view that illegal-drug users are prone to violence.
Although medical-marijuana use is legal in California, 24 other states and Washington, D.C., the federal government still bans all use of the drug, and in 1968 Congress prohibited illegal-drug users and addicts from buying and possessing firearms.
On Wednesday, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said...