The issue of medical marijuana and gun rights has been in the news a lot lately, especially since a federal appeals court upheld a ban on gun sales to those who legally use medical cannabis late last summer.
Since marijuana is a banned substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act, it was ruled that anyone with a medical marijuana card was admitting to the use of cannabis for medical reasons and therefore breaking federal law and therefore lost their right to purchase a firearm.
Of the roughly 16,000 doctors who treat patients in Maryland only 172 of them have registered to be able to recommend medical marijuana to their patients under Maryland’s medical cannabis law.
As can be imagined, if that number stays the same it will mean that many patients who need medical marijuana in Maryland will not be able to get access to it.
Last week an interview Bill Maher did recently with President Obama was released. They covered many topics, but eventually the conversation got around to marijuana law reform.
“Let me ask you about a question that I know the people who watch our show are interested in, which is marijuana reform,” Maher asked.
“Is that something that you care about?” Obama joked.