Oregon Case Tests Whether Medical Marijuana and Guns Mix


Do guns and medical marijuana legally mix? The sheriffs of Washington and Jackson counties in Oregon say no. Four co-plaintiffs have won in state court twice, with the state’s rights to regulate concealed weapons trumping federal gun control law in each decision, reports the Associated Press. The case now is before the Oregon Supreme Court.

Cynthia Willis, 54, a retired school bus driver, volunteers at a smoke shop that helps medical marijuana patients find growers, and teaches how to get the most medical benefit out of the pound-and-a-half of pot that card carriers are allowed to possess. She said she doesn’t use pot when she plans to drive, or carry her gun. “That’s as stupid as mixing alcohol and weapons,”‘ she said. Oregon sheriffs are not happy about the state’s medical marijuana law.

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