Cannabis News – 2nd Amendment Rights: Medical Cannabis Patients CANNOT Own A Gun
In the United States, the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms for cannabis users is prohibited. With cannabis still defined as a schedule 1 substance, the federal government is forcing Americans to either choose to take their medication or legally obtain a firearm: not both.
In a 2012 study conducted by the Obama Administration, a study found and argued that defensive gun use saves approximately 300,000 lives each year.
Said Spence Purnell from Reason.org, “There is no loophole of any kind in the existing web of drug and gun laws that would allow legal, medical marijuana users to legally use or own a gun in any circumstance.”
“The current legal situation undermines the constitutional rights and potentially risks the health and safety of the 5.4 million medical marijuana users all across the country. To this point, medical marijuana users have been forced to make a terrible choice of forgoing their prescribed medicine or forgoing their Second Amendment rights.“