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Old November 10, 2009, 03:01 PM   #45
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by amd6547
..."Unlawful user or addicted to" opens up a fairly gray area...
Not really all that gray, at least as far as marijuana is concerned. It's a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law (21 USC 812), and can not be prescribed lawfully under federal law. So anyone using marijuana is an unlawful user of a controlled substance.

Originally Posted by amd6547
....I believe pot should be legalized and taxed, let free adults make up their own minds without the nanny state enforcing laws based on decades of misinformation and prejudice.
What perhaps should be is another question. But as it is, someone who uses marijuana, even under a state medical marijuana law, and who has possession of a gun, is arguable subject to prosecution under federal law as a prohibited person under 18 USC 922(g) in possession of a gun.
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