Medical Pot Patients Can’t Buy Guns, Fed Court Says
A US Federal Court has ruled that medical marijuana card holding patients can not buy guns only because they have a medical marijuana card. The Federal ruling on Wednesday in San Francisco is from a 2011 case where a woman in Nevada tried to by a gun and was refused because of her medical card according to news reports. The woman has the card to support the medical cannabis movement but does not use cannabis, but the court ruled the can not own a gun. The court cited a federal ban to sell "firearms to illegal drug users" and marijuana is still a schedule one drug and listed as no medical uses.
The woman's attorney said "we live in a world where having a medical marijuana card is enough to say you don’t get a gun, but if you’re on the no fly list your constitutional right is still protected." They plan to appeal the ruling to multiple courts if needed.