Medical Marijuana Law to Affect Gun Owners in Oklahoma

Medical Marijuana Law to Affect Gun Owners in Oklahoma

With a new law on the books, Oklahoma regulators come to grips with firearms policy.

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July 11, 2018
KXII
Legislation and regulation State by State: Oklahoma

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KXII) - "You have to make a choice, you're either going to smoke or you're going to shoot," U.S. Law Shield State Manager Joshua Reil said.

Since the medical marijuana bill passed last month, Reil says his organization is working to ensure current (and future) gun owners understand the law.

"The law states that any mind altering drug (marijuana's a mind altering drug) you cannot be under the influence of it, at all,"Reil said.

"The voters of Oklahoma have determined that this is a medicine," Attorney Zack Simmons said. I do not believe that people who are prescribed medicine by a doctor should be disqualified from possessing a firearm, as long as they're taking that medication as prescribed."

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