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Illinois Medical Marijuana Patients Sent Letters Telling Them They Can’t Own Guns

handgun and weedMedical marijuana is now legal in Illinois, and more and more patients are starting to sign up as patients now that medical marijuana sales have begun at dispensaries. It took a long time, and a lot of hurdle jumping, but there is finally legal safe access to medical marijuana in Illinois. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still bumps in the road, proven by the recent mailing of erroneous letters telling medical marijuana patients in Illinois that they would have to give up their guns because they are medical marijuana patients. Per PJ Star:

Nearly two years after Illinois decided medical marijuana users shouldn’t be prohibited from owning guns, several patients received letters from state police telling them their firearms cards were being revoked.

Although the agency insists the letters were sent to just four people before the mistake was corrected, some cannabis supporters say the error signifies an underlying ambivalence about medical marijuana in the 23 states where it’s now legal.

For example, a checklist for firearm owners on the Illinois State Police website includes this requirement: “I am not a medical marijuana patient registry card holder.” That, too, was an error that a vendor is now working to remove from the site, ISP spokesman Matt Boerwinkle said.

These ‘oversights’ are inexcusable. As an attorney went on to say in the article I linked to above, Illinois State Police shouldn’t be so careless with people’s rights. There’s obviously no way to prove it, but there are more than a few people suggesting that this was done intentionally to try to trample on the rights of patients. There was a somewhat similar battle in Oregon a few years ago. Anti-marijuana Sheriffs were denying concealed weapons permits for medical marijuana patients. The Oregon Supreme Court decided such actions were unconstitutional. The United States Supreme Court refused to review the case.

  • Joaniebologna

    Unconstitutional drugism. #JustSayKnow

  • SilentPatriot

    Let me guess, they’ll call it the “No High List”?

  • MJ Android

    Bullshit, my second amendment, with cannabis or not

  • Michael Miller

    That’s fine. I’ll buy a gun on the black market. They want to take my rights away that I have as a citizen? We’ll see how that works out.

  • Mark

    Legalize marijuana so the government can draw new prohibition lines …. Oh and collect a shit load of taxes and fees ….. And arrest and incarcerate those who choose not to conform to taxation and regulation ….

  • Denny

    Actually, it’s the feds that are mandating it.

    • The Feds cant mandate things outside of their lawful jurisdiction which is only in their territories, territories ceded or deeded to them by the States, international stuff, indian tribe stuff, and any government agencies are under their total control.

      All purely INTRASTATE Marijuana regulation and Gun regulation is totally illegal for the Feds to do as all the States of the Union are Sovereign jurisdictions and the Feds are the servants of the States not the other way around contrary to popular delusion.

      The 10th amendment clearly states that if the Feds don’t have a power explicitly enumerated to them in the Constitution then the do NOT have it but it is delegated to the States and people at the civil level. The Federal Jurisdiciton is explicity defined in the Constitution.

      They are criminals making illegal power grabs just like they tried to force Univeral Socialist Health Care down everyones throat when it is totally illegal for them to do that to the States. Ohio where I live even has a Constitutional amendment against the illegally mandated Federali Health Care bullshit.
      They are just trying to mind phuck everyone into accepting their criminal behavior through lies and intimidation but they are losing on all fronts including Marijuana, Health Care, and Gun Rights.
      The States are Sovereign and every US Citizen is “Sovereign” in the law just like a king with full rights UNalienable to them! I suggest you go read the supreme law of our land so you may benefit from its protection of our liberties. Stop mindlessly parroting bullshit about how the Feds are our supreme overlord and are ‘mandating’ law. That is total Bullshit!

      The illegal Federal National Security State smothering our country only WISH they were Sovereign over the States and people but that is not so nor will be tolerated to be so in free and open society under our properly constituted Republican form of government. This we shall defend! Take the scum to court! If they attack you defend your property, person, and Rights zealously.

  • It’s all illegal and totally legally bogus. The Federal and State constitutions are supreme law in our land and they clearly contradict this illegal anti-gun bullshit and thus legally such anti-gun anti-liberty anti-constitution crap is automatically Null and Void and totally unenforceable and any agent who enforces such laws is breaking the law.
    The US Federal Constitution states:
    “2nd Amendment of Bill of Rights- A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free
    state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be
    infringed.”

    The Illinois Constitution states:
    “Article I, Section 22- RIGHT TO ARMS- Subject only to the police power, the right of the
    individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be
    infringed.”