Firearms and Medical Marijuana Cards: What to Know
Medical marijuana is finally legal in the State of Mississippi, and we will begin seeing patients soon! Make sure to reserve an appointment as soon as possible to save $25 when we begin seeing patients!
There is much stipulation over medical marijuana and owning a firearm, and it can get a bit confusing. There is a lot of gray area, which is why it isn’t such a simple question to answer.
Although marijuana is legalized medicinally in 37 states and recreationally in 21 states, it is still considered a schedule I drug on a federal level. This basically means that it is highly illegal federally, and it is seen as “highly addictive”.
Because of this, there is no definitive answer about owning a gun despite what state you live in or what their laws are regarding marijuana. We'll try to break it down so it is a bit easier to understand.
Firearms and Cannabis
Technically, anyone with a “license to use” cannabis is not legally allowed to possess or buy firearms or ammunition. This is true for every state, no matter what their laws are regarding cannabis.
However, Mississippi stated in the Medical Cannabis Act that no state or local agency will be preventing medical marijuana patients from obtaining or possessing a gun.
When purchasing a gun, you will need to fill out form 4473 which warns that marijuana use under state law does not alter the federal Controlled Substances Act. It would be an entirely separate crime to lie about marijuana use on that form.
The Bottom Line
Although there is no state law that bans medical marijuana users from buying a firearm or ammunition, it remains illegal federally. If you lie on your application, you could face repercussions for that.
However, all of it is a very gray area. You should do what you are comfortable with but avoid breaking the law. Mississippi will probably not be enforcing this much, but it is best to avoid gray areas whenever possible, especially with federal laws.
Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in Mississippi
Medical marijuana is finally legal in the State of Mississippi, but you will need your medical card in order to access any of the state’s medical dispensaries. Don’t worry, we can help with that!
We will begin seeing patients very soon. Make sure to reserve an appointment to save $25 off the cost and to ensure that you will not have to wait any longer for the relief you deserve!
If you think cannabis could benefit you, what are you waiting for? It is best to prepare yourself early so that you can be ready when Mississippi’s medical marijuana market becomes fully operational.
If you would like to try your hand at getting approved for medical marijuana use, we can help!
Marijuana is an all natural medicine that has been used for centuries as an aid for painful symptoms in both animals and humans. Over 30 states now have legalized it for medicinal use! If you think cannabis could help you with your quality of life, there is a good chance you will qualify.
Reserve a medical marijuana evaluation online today with one of our compassionate, qualified physicians, and we’ll book an appointment for you just as soon as Mississippi’s medical marijuana market is up and running.
You’ll meet with your new doctor and learn what medical marijuana might do for you. Act soon to find out if you qualify for a Mississippi Marijuana Card.
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Helping you find health and wellness through safe and convenient access to medical marijuana is our primary goal at Mississippi Marijuana Card. We’re working hard to educate advocates and cynics alike about the unique benefits medical cannabis can offer, building an accessible informational library of all things Mississippi and medical marijuana in the process.
If you have any questions, we’re ready to answer them. Call us at (833) 781-6635, or simply reserve a medical marijuana evaluation!