As if there isn’t enough controversy surrounding Michigan and medical marijuana, federal authorities have ordered an official order that bans medical marijuana patients from owning any gun whatsoever. As hard as it is to believe, medical marijuana patients can’t even own a gun for personal protection, target shooting, or for hunting. Considering Michigan is one of the top hunting states in the country with a massive bird and deer population, this is a big blow to the michigan medical marijuana community.
This is a slap in the face to Michigan marijuana patients, and you can bet this decision is desired to stop the acceptance and growth of medical marijuana. Technically, the State Appeals Court ruled that medical marijuana users fall under the category “drug abusers”. Licensed card owners are being treated like criminals, and are being made out to be drug dealers or addicts. The letter to prosecutors prohibits possessing a firearm or ammunition to “any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana, regardless of whether his or her State has passed legislation authorizing marijuana use for medicinal purposes”.