Medical marijuana and Firearms

People who register with the state of Ohio to legally use medical marijuana will be prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law, according to guidance released by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

Let’s discuss…

The root problem is marijuana being illegal on the federal level. Ever wonder why it took a constitutional amendment to outlaw alcohol but not pot?

Pot is a psychoactive substance so I can see the desire to separate weapons from those using the substance.

On the other hand it is a convenient opportunity to chip away at the Second and gun ownership.

Not surprised at the hidden caveat and doubt those getting Rx pot are going to fuss much.


This CCW issue was never widely publicized. A lot of people are going to be putting themselves in a bad situation. If you are caught with a CC firearm and have on your procession a medical marijuana card you are going to jail.

Are people who purchase alcohol barred from concealed carrying? What makes pot different?

Kind of ironic isn’t it? Those pushing to expand pot are also same people that want to violate their second Amendment rights for smoking it.

You can’t make this shit up, the ignorance of people.

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Yeah makes about as much sense as “zero tolerance policies” in states where its legal. What I do on my own time outside of work shouldn’t be any of my employer’s business. And for some reason, it always seems to be the same group of people that end up being “randomly” drug tested.

Over 2/3rd’s of all the United States have now either legalized cannabis for recreation, or medicinal purposes, including our nation’s capital.

We crossed that 2/3rd’s threshold just last November, so I expect to see a federal action to reschedule cannabis by election day of 2020. This firearms prohibition won’t last in the courts.

Indeed. There is no delegated power for the federal to outlaw domestic products or produce among the several States. None at all. The trick the federal initially, IIRC, used was to require a tax be paid on MJ but then they essentially refused to let people pay the tax (buy the stamp I think it was). That represented a fundamental abuse of power.

But then abusing powers granted or stealing powers not granted is just how the federal rolls.

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Oh, it goes deeper.

I’d wager that the same folks who are most vocal about legalizing pot are most vocal about ending tobacco.

… of course that may not be entirely inconsistent given that I recall a study out of California that suggested that tobacco smoke can help kill a pot buzz…

Oh I have no doubt. I had one pot head tries to convince me pot smoke doesn’t give cancer…in fact he tried to convince me it help prevent lung cancer.

Lib logic… :wink:

Stupidest thing I see on this are the people who pretend smoking pot is medicinal. No sane doctor is going to prescribe inhaling any product of combustion as a medicine.

Not me, I plan to keep my spliffs, and my guns.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has owned the patent on using cannabinoids as neuro-protectants and anti-oxidants since 2003.

And there are hundreds of other government-sanctioned/published studies on how cannabis kills tumor cells. This isn’t a secret, it’s a control measure, and a profitable one at that.

Uterine, testicular, and pancreatic cancers

Brain cancer

Mouth and throat cancer

Breast cancer

Lung cancer

Prostate cancer

Blood cancer

Skin cancer

Liver cancer

Cannabis cancer cures (general)

Cancers of the head and neck

Cholangiocarcinoma cancer


Cannabis partially/fully induced cancer cell death

Translocation-positive rhabdomyosarcoma


Cannabis kills cancer cells


Thyroid carcinoma

Colon cancer

Intestinal inflammation and cancer

Cannabinoids in health and disease

Cannabis inhibits cancer cell invasion

Virtually every system in our body is designed with cannabinoid receptors.


Cannabinoids in health and disease.


Cannabis sativa L. preparations have been used in medicine for millennia.

However, concern over the dangers of abuse led to the banning of the medicinal use of marijuana in most countries in the 1930s.

Only recently, marijuana and individual natural and synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists and antagonists, as well as chemically related compounds, whose mechanism of action is still obscure, have come back to being considered of therapeutic value. However, their use is highly restricted.

Despite the mild addiction to cannabis and the possible enhancement of addiction to other substances of abuse, when combined with cannabis, the therapeutic value of cannabinoids is too high to be put aside.

Numerous diseases, such as anorexia, emesis, pain, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease), epilepsy, glaucoma, osteoporosis, schizophrenia, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, obesity, and metabolic syndrome-related disorders, to name just a few, are being treated or have the potential to be treated by cannabinoid agonists/antagonists/cannabinoid-related compounds.

In view of the very low toxicity and the generally benign side effects of this group of compounds, neglecting or denying their clinical potential is unacceptable–instead, we need to work on the development of more selective cannabinoid receptor agonists/antagonists and related compounds, as well as on novel drugs of this family with better selectivity, distribution patterns, and pharmacokinetics, and–in cases where it is impossible to separate the desired clinical action and the psychoactivity–just to monitor these side effects carefully.

Natalya M. Kogan, MSc
Natalya M. Kogan, Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products Dept, Pharmacy School, Ein-Kerem Medical Campus, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel;

Raphael Mechoulam, PhD
Raphael Mechoulam, Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products Dept, Pharmacy School, Ein-Kerem Medical Campus, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel;

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Just one more in so many to strip a citizen of their rights ! Many State are legalizing pot , yet the very same (dem) States are using it as a means to take away your guns . :crazy_face:

It may for some. It looks to be codified into state legislative acts, so it won’t matter if feds reschedule.

It is a grand pot for guns program.


Won’t hold up in the courts. Cannabis has been in use for millennia. The US only took a less-than-a-century break from its everyday use shortly after alcohol became re-legalized.

Hell it’s same people mostly. Those that fought for pot rights are the one pushing to enforce gun ban. :rofl:

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Cynically: they had to do something to keep all that payroll active, could just fire them just because their reason for employment had gone. That might set a bad example and hurt morale of other departments.