A bill recently introduced by Rep. Don Young (R–Alaska), H.R. 2830, would restore the Second Amendment rights of marijuana consumers by creating a federal exception for state-legal marijuana use. Under current federal law, all marijuana users are forbidden to purchase or possess firearms, even if they live in states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use.
Rep. Young's Gun Rights and Marijuana (GRAM) Act, would support both the Second Amendment and the Tenth Amendment, which lets states determine their own cannabis laws.
Young stated that, "When my constituents chose to legalize adult-use marijuana, they were not surrendering their Second Amendment rights. At a time when more individuals have been purchasing firearms for self-defense, sportsmanship, hunting, and countless other reasons, we have experienced a surge in state-level cannabis reforms. While we make progress in some areas, it is vital that we do not roll back progress in others….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."
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