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Old December 15, 2012, 11:32 AM   #19
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by Heavy Metal 1
...Does the marijuana drug test indicate that the person merely consumed something several days before, i.e. there are metabolites( inactive beakdown products) in the system vs indicating that the drug is still active in the system?...
That's my understanding, and on that basis would tend to think that marijuana use a few days ago might be less of a concern in dealing with a claim of self defense.

But the guy who used the marijuana will still have the federal law problem of being a prohibited person in possession of a gun. That can be good for up to five years in the federal slammer and comes with a lifetime loss of gun rights.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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