Trump administration sued over rules blocking medical marijuana patients from gun ownership

Every weekend We work with other senior citizens at the Gun Shows where the topic of our physical pain usually comes up more than once.

Many of us have prescriptions for various opioid base medications.  Contrary to popular opinion we aren’t abusers of these drugs, we are just old and broken down.  Many of us are interested in CBD oil and its properties for dealing with joint pain.  Plus many of us think legalizing pot might be a good thing, after all we are in Texas, home of one of America’s biggest advocates for legalization. (Willie Nelson)

With all the “Opioid Crisis” hysteria we not only have to be concerned with Doctors cutting off our prescriptions for medications that moderate, not even eliminate our physical pain, but with our rocket surgeons in Washington deciding we have to give up our Second Amendment rights along with living out our lives with debilitating pain.

Gun Control and the War on Drugs are really about people control, handles for filling prisons with folks the police like to pick on, usually folks who can’t afford legal defenses.

From The Washington Times:  https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/16/trump-admin-sued-over-rules-blocking-medical-marij/

– The Washington Times
Friday, November 16, 2018

Lawyers for a medical marijuana patient have sued the Trump administration over a federal law that bans licensed firearm dealers from selling guns to people who use the plant in states that permit it.

Attorneys representing Dr. Matthew Roman filed the Second Amendment lawsuit in Philadelphia federal court Thursday against the U.S. government — and specifically the heads of the Justice Department, FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — seeking reprieve from restrictions preventing tens of thousands of medical marijuana users from legally owning guns.

Thirty-three states have passed laws legalizing marijuana to varying degrees in spite of federal prohibition, and the plaintiff, a Philadelphia medical doctor, personally uses the plant to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in accordance with Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis program, lawyer John K. Weston wrote in the lawsuit.

Dr. Roman attempted to purchase a handgun for self-defense from a licensed dealer in April, but he was declined after acknowledging that he uses marijuana in response to a question asked on an ATF background check form, his lawyer wrote.

Dr. Roman truthfully answered that he did have a medical cannabis card, and the staff member responded that it was not legal under federal law to have a medical cannabis card and purchase a weapon,” according to the lawsuit.

Federal law bans licensed firearm dealers from selling to anyone considered “an unlawful user” of any controlled substance as defined in the U.S. Controlled Substances Act.

Lawyers for a medical marijuana patient have sued the Trump administration over a federal law that bans licensed firearm dealers from selling guns to people who use the plant in states that permit it.

Attorneys representing Dr. Matthew Roman filed the Second Amendment lawsuit in Philadelphia federal court Thursday against the U.S. government — and specifically the heads of the Justice Department, FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — seeking reprieve from restrictions preventing tens of thousands of medical marijuana users from legally owning guns.

Continue reading at:  https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/16/trump-admin-sued-over-rules-blocking-medical-marij/

 

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