Under federal law, any consumer of cannabis cannot own or possess firearms; a recent ATF memo, however, seeks to strengthen those restrictions specifically against “habitual marijuana users.” A recent memo from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has rescinded a 2006 allowance for gun dealers in Michigan to accept a state-concealed pistol license […]

Law enforcement in Pennsylvania are trying to gain access to information about medical marijuana to enforce firearm laws. Since the federal government still considers marijuana illegal, marijuana users, even those acting in accordance with the laws of their respective state, cannot legally own guns. The state’s Department of Health, which oversees the patient registry, has […]

Dr. Matthew Roman, a medical marijuana user who practices medicine in Philadelphia, maintains that his Second and Fifth Amendment rights were violated when he was denied the right to purchase a gun. In April, Roman went to a South Philadelphia licensed gun dealer to purchase a revolver for self-defense. But when the dealer asked Roman if […]