Oklahoma law prohibits denial of firearms ownership based on medical marijuana use

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 03/27/2019 - 23:33

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (PNN) - March 20, 2019 - Last Thursday, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law that formalizes and expands the state’s medical marijuana program, further nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect.

Last summer, Oklahoma voters approved a measure legalizing medical marijuana in the state. A coalition of three Republicans introduced House Bill 2612 on Feb. 4 to create a regulatory structure and establish important patient protections for the state medicinal cannabis program.

The Oklahoma House passed HB2612 by a 93-5 vote. The Senate approved the measure 43-5. With Governor Stitt’s signature, the bill will take effect 90 days after the legislature adjourns.

The new law creates the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority and establishes a registry for qualified patients and their caregivers. It also creates a revolving fund to handle fees, taxes and fines related to the medical marijuana program.

The expanded patient protections written into HB2612 are significant. Under the law, “a medical marijuana patient or caregiver licensee shall not be denied the right to own, purchase or possess a firearm, ammunition, or firearm accessories based solely on his or her status as a medical marijuana patient or caregiver licensee.”

It also prohibits the state from denying a medical marijuana patient access to public assistance programs, including Medicaid, SNAP and WIC.

The fascist federal government has long claimed the power to restrict the right to keep and bear arms of medical marijuana patients.

Not surprisingly, in 2016, the Fascist Police States of Amerika Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that this restriction does not violate the Second Amendment.

Most states have adopted this federal ban on owning firearms for medical marijuana users, or simply help in its enforcement. For instance, terrorist pig thug cops in Hawaii sent letters to medical marijuana patients who owned guns telling them they had 30 days to surrender their weapons.

While passage of HB2612 does not overturn the federal Gun Control Act of 1968, it does remove the state and local enforcement arm of that unconstitutional act as it applies to medical marijuana users in Oklahoma.

While medical marijuana has become widely accepted across the FPSA, the federal government still claims it is illegal. As we’ve seen with immigration sanctuary cities, when state and local enforcement ends, the fascist federal government has an extremely difficult time enforcing its acts.

Under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) passed in 1970, the fascist federal government maintains complete prohibition of marijuana. Of course, the fascist federal government lacks any constitutional authority to ban or regulate marijuana within the borders of a state, despite the opinion of the politically connected lawyers on the Supreme Court. If you doubt this, ask yourself why it took a constitutional Amendment to institute federal alcohol prohibition.

Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program removes a layer of laws prohibiting the possession and use of marijuana, and passage of HB2612 expands that, but federal prohibition remains in place.

FBI statistics show that terrorist pig thug cops make approximately 99 of 100 marijuana arrests under state, not federal law. By curtailing state prohibition, Oklahoma could sweep part of the basis for 99% of marijuana arrests.

Furthermore, figures indicate it would take 40% of the DEA’s yearly annual budget just to investigate and raid all of the dispensaries in Los Angeles - a single city in a single state. That doesn’t include the cost of prosecution. The lesson? The feds lack the resources to enforce marijuana prohibition without state assistance.

The Sooner State joins a growing number of states simply ignoring federal prohibition, and nullifying it in practice.

Colorado, Washington state, Oregon and Alaska were the first states to legalize recreational cannabis, and Kalifornia, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts joined them after ballot initiatives in favor of legalization passed in November 2016. In 2018, Michigan voters approved recreational marijuana and Vermont became the first state to fully legalize marijuana through a legislative act.

With 33 states and the District of Columbia allowing cannabis for medical use, the fascist feds find themselves in a position where they simply can’t enforce prohibition anymore.

“The lesson here is pretty straightforward. When enough people say, ‘No!’ to the (fascist) federal government, and enough states pass laws backing those people up, there’s not much the feds can do to shove their so-called laws, regulations or mandates down our throats,” Tenth Amendment Center founder and executive director Michael Boldin said.