by Hayley Peterson
Second Amendment Preservation Act
I’m sure you’ve heard it by now- “I’m not getting my medical marijuana license because I don’t want to lose my gun rights.” This is one if not the most common reason many Missouri residents are hesitant to apply for their medical marijuana licenses. There is so much information out there between laws, articles, rules, regulations, social media, and everything in between it can become overwhelming trying to find credible information. We want to help untangle some of the misconceptions. Let’s start with what we know to be true:
Truth #1: Medical Marijuana is legal for card holders in MO per constitutional amendment 2 Article XIV Section1.
Truth #2: Marijuana is unfortunately still illegal in all forms at the federal level.
Truth #3: The 10th Amendment to the American Constitution delegates police powers to the state- legal marijuana at the state level is a direct result of this amendment
Truth #4: Missouri passed an emergency clause early this summer protecting the gun rights of medical marijuana patients. The bill, “Declares that laws, rules, orders, or other actions that collect data, restrict or prohibit the manufacture, ownership, and use of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition exclusively within THIS STATE exceed the powers granted to the federal government except to the extent they are necessary.”
So what does all of that jargon mean for you, a Missouri resident and likely a Missouri Medical Marijuana patient? Bottom line, when it comes to Missouri residents, Medical Marijuana patients will NOT be denied their right to PURCHASE or POSSESS firearms. Please always consult a lawyer for any legal advice.
Written by Hayley Escobar-Petersen