Medical Cannabis and the Right to Bear Arms

The debate about medical marijuana use takes us down many avenues!

Army veteran, Sean Merrit, of Redding in Northern California, believes he has been deprived of his right to purchase a firearm by the town’s mayor, Patrick Jones.

Mayor Jones, who just happens to own Jones Fort, the local gun shop, insists that when Merrit completes the necessary paperwork to purchase a gun he should answer ‘yes’ to the following question:

“Are you an unlawful user of or addicted to marijuana, a depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?”

As you may have guessed, Merrit legally uses medical marijuana – we’ll let him tell you the rest of the story…

(note: the sound quality isn’t wonderful but this video is worth a watch)

Medical Marijuana Laws: California

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  1. lol apparently you’ve never heard of investigative journalism. I was finding out if it was true that the Mayor’s gun shop was denying medical marijuana patients their rights.You are entitled to your opinion and i’ve been called much worse than a moron so “sticks and stones” bub lol.I do agree with your assessment of our mayor though after all he holds office and should know more about the law than a handicapped guy who just looks up laws on the computer.

  2. I think that the First Amendment is most informative in the ongoing debate of the right to ingest a drug, legally! The laws proscribing the growing, use and, even the sale, of marijuana are not constitutional, but socially and politically expedient…for those fearful of drug “abuse”, as a scourge!

  3. If Mr Mayor/Gun Shop owner can force Mr Merritt to say YES, why the heck doesn’t Mr Mayor/Gun Shop owner just fill out and sign the application himself?

    Frankly I think Mr Mayor and Mr Merritt are both morons. Mr Merritt should have known for certain that a doctors recommendation for MMJ use in a state where MMJ is permitted is LEGAL. No question about it. Mr Mayor is a moron for even “suggesting” any response whatsoever on Mr Merritt’s application. The fact that he is Mayor and didn’t know any better is beyond belief.

    This is one that Norml and ACLU and others should use to make an example out of Mr. Mayor.

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