Court Strikes Down Federal Law Barring Pot Heads From Owning Guns
A U.S. District judge in Oklahoma ruled that a federal law restricting marijuana users from possessing firearms is unconstitutional, marking the latest court decision to expand Second Amendment rights.
Trump-appointed judge Patrick Wyrick ruled last week that federal law violated the Second Amendment rights of Jared Michael Harrison, who was arrested in May 2022 for possession of marijuana. He was later charged with violation of federal law "that makes it illegal for ‘unlawful users or addicts of controlled substances’ to possess firearms," according to Fox News. In his decision, however, Wyrick wrote that "Harrison’s mere status as a user of marijuana" did not "justif[y] stripping him of his fundamental right to possess a firearm."