Felons, Weed and Guns.

Felons, Weed and Guns.

Federal law, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3), prohibits any person who is an ·'unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802))" from shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition. Marijuana is listed in the Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule I controlled substance, and there are no exceptions in Federal law for marijuana purportedly used for medicinal purposes, even if such use is sanctioned by State law. Further, Federal law, U.S.C. § 922(d)(3), makes it unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition 18 any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person is an unlawful user of or addicted to to controlled substance. As provided by 27 C.F.R. § 478.11, ··an inference of current use may be dra.!ll from evidencea of a recent use or possessi

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