The issue of medical marijuana patients and their gun rights has come up quite a few times here at The Marijuana Times. The seeming disconnect between ailing citizens of the United States having to choose between using a safer alternative to deadly and addictive prescription drugs to treat their ailments and their Second Amendment rights under the Constitution strikes many as unnecessary and against everything this republic supposedly stands for.
Now comes news that between February 22, 2015 and March 10, 2017, five men allegedly bought firearms from gun dealers in Maine after giving false information as to whether or not they use cannabis. Four of the men have pleaded not guilty to the charges and are free on bail until their next hearing in U.S. District Court in Bangor, while the fifth man will be arraigned on May 4th.
The charges allege that each of these men knowingly lied about their “unlawful” marijuana use when filling out the federal firearm applications; one would have to assume that prosecutors have some sort of proof that these men were indeed