Sunday, December 3, 2023

Reefer Madness residue: Medical marijuana is a barrier to gun ownership

HeadlineNew York Times, 11/29/2023
There are relatively few limitations at the federal level on who is eligible to purchase or possess firearms and ammunition. The national background check system looks for issues like a criminal conviction, mental health problems, a dishonorable military discharge, unlawful immigration status or a domestic violence restraining order.  [emphasis added]
But even as a growing number of states have legalized marijuana, either for recreational or medical use, participating in a state’s medical marijuana system remains a barrier to gun ownership.

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