Skip to comments.Richland Medical Marijuana Patient Denied Concealed Pistol License [WA]
Posted on 02/21/2014 9:44:37 PM PST by steve86
RICHLAND, WA-- A Richland medical marijuana patient recently applied for a Concealed Pistol License, but was denied by police.
Medical marijuana is legal under Washington state law, but the federal government won't make an exception for that when it comes to getting a Concealed Pistol License.
Richland police sent the medical marijuana patient a letter stating that federal law prohibits anyone who uses a controlled substance from "shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition."
And even if marijuana is legal here, it's still illegal at the federal level.
When anyone applies for a concealed weapons permit with Richland police, they have to follow these federal restrictions.
The woman who was denied the license wants to remain anonymous.
"It is hard enough to be judged as a patient, but then to have my Second Amendment rights messed with, that was shocking and incredibly upsetting," said the medical marijuana patient denied the license.
This patient says she uses the drug for chronic pain and uses products that don't make her high.
She says this license denial makes her feel like she's being treated like a criminal and not a legal patient and citizen.
She says she hopes a compromise between the state and federal laws can be reached.
Well, if it’s for safety. Let’s prohibit alcohol and tobacco users from owning guns!
So they care about the federal law in one instance, but not the other.
So she wants to smoke pot and carry a gun... I don’t think I feel comfortable with that.
“federal law prohibits anyone who uses a controlled substance from “shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition.”
that’s why the inner city homeboys don’t use drugs, so they are able to get the licenses for their firearms.
“Well, if its for safety. Lets prohibit alcohol and tobacco users from owning guns!”
It wasn’t about owning a gun, it was about carrying it concealed.
Well, she can still open carry I would think.
And in the law it says “unlawful user or addicted to”.
Seems that she IS a lawful user (in Washington State). If she can show that she is not addicted, then perhaps she can get it looked at again. Something like: “I CAN use Advil for the pain, but it also causes problems like x,y, and z; whereas the pot doesn’t.”
Booze KILLS! It is TOXIC! It is ADDICTIVE. People DIE EVERY DAY from it.
/southern baptist upbringing.
Doesn’t ‘prohibited from...receiving or possessing firearms’ cover “owning”?
I’ve never smoked it, but I thought I read it it could make you paranoid. Do you want someone like that to be carrying a gun?
It also impairs judgment a lot more.
No evidence she was “smoking pot”. It is very possible she is using one of the non euphoria-inducing derivatives. Common among chemotherapy patients around here, especially children.
She also couldn't pass a background check on purchasing a gun. They have the same questions for that. If you can pass a background check for buying you can pass it for carrying.
Lots of people do.
Even if she is not "addicted" (no one is actually addicted to MJ), she is still an unlawful user according to the fed. DENIED!
pot: makes you laugh, sleep and hungry.
I guess that could lead you to rob a convenience store for food, laugh about it all the way to the nearest bed.
Because it’s a consciousness altering drug. To handle a gun you have to have your wits about you.
The moral of the story is that you should keep your personal life away from the government as much as possible.
Seriously, guns and dope do not mix any more than guns and booze.