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MN Rep Seeks Changes for Medical Cannabis Users to Get Gun Permits

• http://jpfo.org, By Jay Kolls

That has some legal ramifications for gun owners among the 43,000 people registered in the state's medical cannabis program.

State Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, has multiple sclerosis and is registered in the state's medical cannabis program. Hamilton told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS he cannot renew his permit to carry a gun or legally use a firearm to hunt in Minnesota because the state and the federal government still list medical cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug.

"The bill I am proposing would make medical cannabis a Schedule 2 drug — legal with a prescription but yet allowing you to renew your permit to carry and hunt with a firearm if you so choose," Hamilton said.

Hamilton said if Minnesota lawmakers make that change it would still contradict federal law.


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