GOP Congressman’s Bill Would Protect Marijuana Consumers’ 2nd Amendment Rights

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A new bill in Congress would protect Second Amendment rights for cannabis consumers by exempting people in legalized states from a federal restriction that bars any “unlawful user” of a controlled substance from owning a firearm. H.R. 2830, the Gun Rights and Marijuana Act, filed on Thursday by Rep. Don Young (R-AK) and two GOP cosponsors, adds a short provision to existing federal law specifying that “the term ‘unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance’ shall not include a person by reason of unlawful use or addiction to marijuana.” The exemption would apply only to people who lives in a state or tribal jurisdiction that permits the use of marijuana by adults, and only if they do not violate the local cannabis laws laws. Marijuana would remain a Schedule I controlled substance under the proposal, and the federal restriction against owning firearms would remain in place for consumers of any other drug. “The federal government has no business unduly restricting responsible citizens from exercising their rights or restricting states from listening to their constituents and reforming marijuana laws,” Young, who is a co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, said. “The GRAM Act bridges this gap. Given that it deals with both gun and marijuana rights, there really is something for those on both sides of the aisle to support.” I took an oath to defend the ENTIRE Bill of Rights. The GRAM Act protects both #2A rights and the 10th Amendment rights of states to set their own cannabis laws, as Alaska did. Thank you to @RepBrianMast and @RodneyDavis for your support in this fight. — Rep. Don Young (@repdonyoung) April 23, 2021 “When I was sworn into Congress, I took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States. That oath does not mean picking…

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