Veteran not able to purchase gun due to her use of medical marijuana


WASHINGTON– You can have your legal marijuana, or you can have your legal guns—but you can’t have both, at least according to the federal government.

Washington correspondent, Trevor Shirley reports that combining the two is setting up a showdown with some advocates. Some say their right to bear arms is being violated, simply for taking advantage of legal marijuana use in their state.

Kim Petters served in the air force for ten years, and deployed overseas.
Now retired in Delaware, she legally uses medical marijuana to help with PTSD.

Kim also wants to buy a gun, but that is something she can not do.

Federal law still considers marijuana, even legalized by a state, a controlled substance.

Anybody applying to buy a gun has to say if they’re a user on the ATF’s background check form.

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