Bad news for medical marijuana marijuana users in Las Vegas, after the 9th Circuit Court of appeals ruled that you can NOT own a gun.
The court ruled unanimously that the Nevada ban preventing medical marijuana users from purchasing firearms is not a violation of the Constitution, as there is a compelling interest to prevent habitual users from owning guns as it “raises the risk of irrational or unpredictable behavior with which gun use should not be associated.”
The lawsuit was filed by S. Rowan Wilson, who said that although she is a medical marijuana card holder in the State of Nevada, she does not actually smoke. However, the ATF determined that is a fair assumption to assume that all card holders do indeed smoke marijuana, and should be banned from gun ownership.
So for now, it’s illegal in Las Vegas to buy or own a gun if you’re a medical marijuana card holder.
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