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Old October 17th, 2018, 10:25 AM #1
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Guns and Medical Marijuana: An Illegal Mix, According to Feds

MSI President Mark Pennak recently spoke with Fox45 Baltimore on how using cannabis for medicinal purposes denies the user their right to keep and bear arms completely.
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BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Maryland’s medical marijuana users may have gained the right to use the drug, but as a result, their right to bear arms is taken away.

Buying a handgun in Maryland requires a visit to the state police website. Log on and answer a list of questions about criminal history, and possible alcoholism when one reaches a question added last year:
Are you a legal user of cannabis (marijuana) for medical purposes or are you issued a valid medical cannabis identification number or a valid medical cannabis identification card?
Answer yes, and join the 23 other applicants blocked from buying a handgun in Maryland because of medical marijuana.
Mark Pennak is a former Department of Justice attorney, and president of Maryland Shall Issue. When he talks to gun owners, he finds they are stunned to learn that they must choose between their guns and medical marijuana.
“Their attitude is, I need this. The doctor says I need this. It helps me, and you’re telling me I have to give up my guns or I can’t buy another gun?” Pennak says.
That’s because medical marijuana is illegal under federal law, and the Gun Control Act of 1968 says one cannot buy, or continue to possess, guns while using marijuana.
Drug Counselor Mike Gimbel supports the restriction, citing marijuana’s effect on decision making and motor skills.
“Anyone who has ever gotten stoned, think about it. Do you really feel you were able to handle a gun? I don’t think so,” Gimbel says.
Pennak, the former DOJ attorney, says only an act of Congress will allow for gun ownership while using medical marijuana.
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As much as I am for legalizing drugs and taxing them. I always had a inkling that the leftists would figure out a way that would weed a gunowner here and there from the group.
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As much as I am for legalizing drugs and taxing them. I always had a inkling that the leftists would figure out a way that would weed a gunowner here and there from the group.
I see what you did there
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Drug Counselor Mike Gimbel supports the restriction, citing marijuana’s effect on decision making and motor skills.
“Anyone who has ever gotten stoned, think about it. Do you really feel you were able to handle a gun? I don’t think so,” Gimbel says.
Uh... and what about alcohol?
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Uh... and what about alcohol?
Which is why an abusive alcohol habit is also a prohibiting factor.
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This will be the case if and until Weed is removed from the Illicit Narcotics Schedule. In my opinion if using weed is a negating factor in owning firearms, so should USING (not just abusing) alcohol...I've never heard of an instance where someone got all smoked up and shot up a bunch of people...can't say that about booze...
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Which is why am abusive alcohol habit is also a prohibiting factor.
But USING weed in any amount is a negating factor...ABUSING alcohol is different than just plain use...if it were to be a fair comparison using (not abusing) either should be a negating factor.

It's easy to tell if someone has used weed..it remains in your system for a few days up to several weeks after use (depending on dosage) whereas Alcohol is in and out within a few hours.

Not even close to a fair comparison.
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But USING weed in any amount is a negating factor...ABUSING alcohol is different than just plain use...if it were to be a fair comparison using (not abusing) either should be a negating factor.

It's easy to tell if someone has used weed..it remains in your system for a few days up to several weeks after use (depending on dosage) whereas Alcohol is in and out within a few hours.

Not even close to a fair comparison.
This. Should have been clearer. Thanks, Muleskinner.
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This will be the case if and until Weed is removed from the Illicit Narcotics Schedule. In my opinion if using weed is a negating factor in owning firearms, so should USING (not just abusing) alcohol...I've never heard of an instance where someone got all smoked up and shot up a bunch of people...can't say that about booze...
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But USING weed in any amount is a negating factor...ABUSING alcohol is different than just plain use...if it were to be a fair comparison using (not abusing) either should be a negating factor.

It's easy to tell if someone has used weed..it remains in your system for a few days up to several weeks after use (depending on dosage) whereas Alcohol is in and out within a few hours.

Not even close to a fair comparison.

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So judging by what I see trending here , recreational alcohol and weed smokers should be allowed guns so I assume recreational bath soaps, meth, and heroine users should also be trusted with guns also?

If that’s the case then there’s no way to stop crazy folks from having guns until they kill a school full of kids, you know cause there recreationally crazy until their not?

I am just wondering is there an actual stopping point and if so what should it be on alcohol or weed or meth or crazyness that someone should not have guns?

Personally I think everyone should carry open all the time as a deterrent and let the chips fall as they may but sometimes I wonder if I am wrong.

So is there a point or time or reason to make a person no longer eligible to have or carry a gun?

I wonder about this now and more and more
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