Can Medical Marijuana Patients Own Firearms?
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Arkansas?
In November of 2016, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, also known as Issue 6, was approved in Arkansas for the legalization of medical marijuana.
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana amendment requires that in order to become a qualified medical marijuana patient, a person must be suffering from a qualifying condition and have a written certification from a certified doctor.
With the new program in place, this raises a big question on whether or not medical marijuana cardholders can own a gun.
Arkansas Medical Marijuana and Gun Restrictions
Under federal law, it is still illegal to own or purchase firearms in combination with possession of marijuana. Therefore, registered Arkansas medical marijuana patients are not able to own or purchase guns.
When purchasing a gun, you are required to complete a Firearms Transaction Record, or Form 4473. Question 11e on the form will ask if you are an unlawful user or addicted to marijuana or other controlled substances. The form also issues a warning stating "The use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful under Federal law regardless of whether it has been legalized or decriminalized for medicinal or recreational purposes in the state where you reside." Violations of this law can result in prison time and up to $250,000 in fines.
How Can I Get My Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card?
Arkansas Marijuana Card understands that the medical marijuana laws in Arkansas can be confusing, so we take all of the guesswork out of it for our patients. Our friendly support staff will carefully walk you through the entire process, from helping you collect your medical records before your appointment, to ensuring your application has been submitted properly to the State. Also, we have the most affordable pricing options anywhere in the state of Arkansas!