In Pennsylvania, owning a medical marijuana card and a firearms license at the same time can be legally complex, and seeking expert advice is advisable.
Well, the residents of Pennsylvania are often confused when it comes to gun laws and medical marijuana cards. Does one cancel the other? Do I need to surrender my gun license? Can I have both? And tons of questions like these are exactly what we are going to answer today via this guide.
Recreational marijuana is still illegal in Pennsylvania so debating if you can own a firearms license while consuming marijuana illegally is totally pointless. Unfortunately, the state hasnât yet fully adapted to the medical marijuana legalization trends as well. Qualifying patients are only allowed to consume CBD products having up to 0.3% THC content but in most cases, higher THC concentration products can also be used by the registered medical marijuana patients.
Now, where do the gun laws fit in all of this? A firearms license is issued by the federal government. As marijuana is still a Schedule I Controlled Substance on the federal level, legal problems do arise when someone is trying to get a firearms license with a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card.
Taking My Gun To a Dispensary in Pennsylvania: Is It a Good Idea?
As per Pennsylvania state law, the following are the areas or buildings where you canât carry a firearm even with a license,
- Mental Health Hospitals
- Airports, Transportation Security Administration Checkpoints
- Prisons/Detention Centres
Does any of this include a dispensary or a medical marijuana facilitation center? Definitely not which means that yes, you can carry your licensed firearm to the dispensary if necessary. But do remember, in order to carry a concealed firearm, you need to have a concealed carry permit for your firearm.
Consuming CBD Products and Owning a Gun in Pennsylvania
As you are already aware, the only available marijuana products in the state of Pennsylvania are CBD oils which have up to 0.3% THC content. But medical marijuana patients get the advantage here. Medical marijuana patients are allowed to consume marijuana products apart from CBD oils that may have higher THC content. The required THC content is usually prescribed by a certified medical marijuana doctor.
If talking about CBD oils in particular, as long as the oils youâre consuming have a 0.3% THC content, you can legally own a gun and still consume the product.
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The topic of whether you can own a medical card and a firearms license in Pennsylvania at the same time is a complex one. Apart from no clear directions being given by the stateâs medical marijuana regulatory authority, the residents of Pennsylvania are still not sure if they can have a firearm license and a medical marijuana license at the same time.
From what we have witnessed while providing quality telemedicine services to the residents of Pennsylvania, we believe that it will be better if you discuss your case with an expert. This is where the Kif can help you. Give us a call or drop us a message at your ease and let’s have a chat focused on your specific medical marijuana application submitted to the state of Pennsylvania while having a firearms / concealed firearms license.
You already know to contact us if youâre looking for an online appointment with one of the certified Pennsylvania medical marijuana doctors!