Brian Doherty on Medical Pot vs. the Second Amendment


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Rowan Wilson had a Nevada state permit for medical marijuana. When she set out to buy a gun in 2011, she visited the shop of a licensed dealer who knew she had the permit and refused to sell her a firearm. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), it turns out, considers a medical marijuana permit holder to be an "unlawful user of or addicted to" a "controlled substance" and thus barred from legally purchasing guns.