Recently a letter was issued by the Hawaii Police Department stating that using medical marijuana disqualifies residents of their ability to own firearms and ammunition. Hawaii requires all legal firearms to be registered. Oh, and yes, we all know that the need to register your guns is stupid. Good, we got that out of the way.
Now, something similar is happening in Pennsylvania. There are reports of medical marijuana users being denied firearms due to the PICS background check. Pennsylvania State Police have their own background check and it is required to be used over the FBI NICS check.
Check out the article on WPXI, a local news station in Pittsburgh.
The medical marijuana registry is used to deny people firearms. It comes down to question 11e on the 4473.
Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?Warning: The use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful under Federal law regardless of whether it has been legalized or decriminalized for medicinal or recreational purposes in the state where you reside.