FPSRussia, a charismatic YouTube gun personality probably best known for nearly killing himself when he annihilated a pickup truck with tannerite, spent two nights in jail.
So far, there is no confirmation from official sources on why he spent time in jail, although AR15.com users claim to know why. FPSRussia (Kyle Meyers) admitted to spending a couple days in jail in his subreddit. He has made the news in the past for previously being in trouble with the feds.
If unconfirmed internet speculation is true, in Georgia possession of even small amounts of marijuana plant or any amount of other kinds of marijuana products that are not plant material, such as THC oil, is a felony. In addition to being prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms as a felon, he would be prohibited from buying guns in accordance with 18 USC 922(g)(3).
Even if an attorney can plea the charge to something lesser, he could still be a prohibited possessor under federal law, if he is convicted of an offense that could carry a sentence of more than two years. And, of course, if he pleads guilty to any drug related offense, he would be barred from buying guns, no matter how minor the offense.
This should serve as a reminder to the rest of us that there is no tolerance for marijuana at the federal level. Regardless of your personal beliefs on the subject, marijuana is legal for recreational use in a few states and legal for medicinal use in several more. But that status is not recognized by the federal government and they do consider even having a medical marijuana card to be “reasonable cause to believe” that a person is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance. And that matters to you, even if you don’t use marijuana because if you allow a friend or family member to have access to a firearm when you reasonably ought to know that they have a medical marijuana card, you are violating federal law. Be careful out there, folks. Oh, and have nice day.