GUN OWNERSHIP Medical marijuana patients dont have a Second Amendment right to own a gun, according to a federal appeals court decision that came down in August. The decision came in a lawsuit filed by Nevada resident and medical marijuana card holder S. Rowan Wilson. She said a gun shop in 2011 refused to sell her a weapon for self defense, citing a federal law against selling firearms to illegal drug users. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in its decision cited a conclusion by Congress that marijuana and other drug use raises the risk of irrational or unpredictable behavior with which gun use should not be associated. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives solidified that position earlier this month, when it added a line to a new version of Medical marijuana stocks the form aspiring gun owners must complete that states marijuana is still illegal under federal law. The NRA has been silent on the issue and did not respond to a request for comment. 7. HEALTHCARE Cannabis consumers occasionally report difficulty accessing some medical procedures or participating in healthcare programs.
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