If you have a medical marijuana license, you may still be able to own a firearm, but it is important to be aware of the federal law regarding firearms and marijuana use. Under federal law, it is illegal for any person who is an “unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance” to possess firearms or ammunition. Marijuana is still classified as a controlled substance under federal law, even for medical use.
As a result, it is illegal for individuals with a medical marijuana license to purchase firearms from a licensed firearms dealer, as the dealer is required to run a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which will show the individual’s status as a medical marijuana user.
It is also illegal for an individual with a medical marijuana license to possess firearms that were acquired before obtaining the license, as this would be considered possession of firearms by an unlawful user of a controlled substance.
It is important to note that some states have laws that protect gun ownership for medical marijuana patients, but these laws may not be in line with federal law.
In summary, if you have a medical marijuana license, it is recommended that you consult with a legal professional to determine your rights and responsibilities regarding firearm ownership.
However an Oklahoma a Federal judge ruled that..
“Wyrick said that while the government can protect the public from dangerous people possessing guns, it could not argue Jared Harrison’s “mere status as a user of marijuana justifies stripping him of his fundamental right to possess a firearm.”
He said using marijuana was “not in and of itself a violent, forceful, or threatening act,” and noted that Oklahoma is one of a number of states where the drug, still illegal under federal law, can be legally bought for medical uses.
“The mere use of marijuana carries none of the characteristics that the Nation’s history and tradition of firearms regulation supports,” Wyrick wrote.