Marijuana News Today: Feds Could Impede U.S. Marijuana Legalization With Gun Laws; Pot Stock Market Down

Marijuana News Today: Feds Could Impede U.S. Marijuana Legalization With Gun Laws; Pot Stock Market Down

iStock.com/Kagenmi Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today features another way that the U.S. federal government is trying to impede marijuana legalization across the country—this time through the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment of the Constitution, the right to bear arms, is dear to many Americans. It’s also highly contentious to others. But what’s important for marijuana users is that the federal government is looking to suspend some of those rights in states where marijuana is legal. In Massachusetts, for instance, prospective gun owners are required to fill out a form before purchasing their firearms. The form asks whether they are unlawful users of marijuana. But here’s the catch: under federal law, any use of marijuana is considered unlawful, no matter what legislation is in effect in the state. (Source: “ Marijuana Users In Mass. Can’t Buy Guns ,” WBUR News, July 16, 2018.) Under that rule, it is technically illegal to use marijuana in any form and own a gun. Now you may be asking, what does this have to do with marijuana stocks? The problem for the pot stock market is that the hardest states to turn are going to be those that tend to lean right to begin with. Right-leaning states tend to be pro-gun, so telling these states that marijuana use would impede gun ownership may only create more of an opposition to legalization and, therefore, set a roadblock on the path toward full U.S. marijuana legalization. Right now, the legalization process is being undertaken […]

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