LEGAL TIP OF THE WEEK
BALANCING GUN OWNERSHIP WITH MEDICAL MARIJUANA
Many laws make it a crime to possess a gun during the commission of a drug related offense. Now that marijuana has been legalized in Oklahoma for medicinal purposes, many gun owners are wondering if they will have to make a choice between their firearms and medical needs. 18 U.S.C. sec. 922 generally governs the ownership of a gun. Of course there are other laws on the books regarding these issues, and many conflict with what passage of medical marijuana provides. Until these conflicts are made clear, it is best to consult with a knowledgeable attorney before trying to combine gun ownership with use of medical marijuana. The safest bet is to seek competent legal counsel first, so you are not made to answer for a legal violation later.
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