Federal law means no guns for medical marijuana recipients
Tulsa, Okla. (KTUL) —
If you have a license to carry a gun, under the Self Defense Act, you may have to give it up if you want a license for medical marijuana.
The federal government does not allow citizens to have both.
The Okalhoma State Bureau of Investigation says anyone who has a Self Defense Act license will have it revoked if they apply for a medical marijuana card.
Oklahoma lawmaker, State Representative Jon Echols, says he will present a bill to keep Oklahoma from enforcing the federal standards.
“The federal law is saying, if you get your medical marijuana card, they will seize your firearm. That to me is way over the line. How would we feel if it said if you ever drank alcohol, we are going to take away your firearm, whether you are drinking or not?” he said.
Echols says he will file the bill in December and he expects other similar bills to surface, as well.