Federal Judge Strikes Down Gun Ban For Marijuana Consumers

A judge in Oklahoma has reaffirmed 2nd amendment rights for cannabis consumers

Although federal law explicitly prohibits all Americans who consume or possess marijuana from purchasing or possessing a firearm, a judge in Oklahoma late last week declared that ban unconstitutional.

On February 3, U.S. District Judge Patrick Wyrick—an appointee of former President Trump—dismissed an indictment against a man named Jared Michael Harrison. 

Last May, police in Lawton, Oklahoma, pulled over Harrison’s car after he allegedly failed to stop at a red light. They found a loaded revolver and marijuana inside. Police officers also observed that Harrison wore an ankle monitor; he had been placed on probation for aggravated assault. Harrison further told the police officer that he works at a medical marijuana dispensary, but did not possess a medical card.

Judge Wyrick’s decision to dismiss Harrison’s case comes on the heels of other gun-related cases, including an influential Supreme Court decision, that reaffirmed the scope of the Second Amendment.

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