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BALTIMORE (WJZ)– As more marijuana dispensaries begin to operate in Maryland, some users are realizing they are not allowed to own a gun.
Federal law prohibits anyone who uses any form of marijuana from owning a gun.
The rule isn’t new. The question about marijuana use has long been on the federal questionnaire to get approved for a gun, but it’s now coming to some people’s attention.
Marijuana users who are enjoying the new found freedom to use the drug; are finding out they’ve lost the right to bear arms.
Pro marijuana groups are actively trying to change the law.
It’s an all-too-common dilemma occurring across the United States: someone receiving federal housing assistance — such as Section 8 — receives a devastating cancer diagnosis. Per their doctor’s recommendation, they begin using medical marijuana to help treat the effects of the illness. After receiving complaints from other tenants who suspect marijuana usage, the landlord gives the tenant notice of eviction for possessing an illegal substance in a federally-subsidized housing unit. While the renter may plead for a second chance or even offer to give up future medical marijuana usage, chances are that the landlord will be unwilling to reconsider the eviction.
On average, roughly 40 percent of inmates who are incarcerated for violent offenses were under the influence of alcohol during the time of their crime. Many of these criminals had an estimated blood alcohol content (BAC) level of more than three times the legal limit at the time of their arrest.
originally posted by: skunkape23
Is there a single recorded case of someone burning the herb and committing a gun crime?
I've got a gun that begs to differ.
originally posted by: Konduit
It's funny how fast peoples opinions change when they actually become a business owner.
Honestly, every other week I see stories in the news about dispensaries getting robbed in my area. I heard in Philadelphia they are even making it illegal for businesses to have reinforced glass because it's "racist".
Wtf do you expect these people to do? They're not even aloud to shield themselves from danger.