Canadian gun ownership and marijuana. How could licensed firearm holders who use cannabis be impacted? The emotionally driven Canadian gun ban debate continues to rage on in Parliament. Gun crimes are committed by criminals, not law abiding Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) holders .
The current Canadian political situation should be a wakeup call to our neighbours to the south regarding the right to bear arms.
People that have their personal medical files linked with medical marijuana are opening themselves up to a future ban on handguns and sport rifles like the AR-15.
The Canadian Firearms Registry was introduced by the Liberal government under former Prime Minster Jean Chretien back in 1993. The Firearms Act was created by Bill C-68, its purpose was to enforce all gun owners to register their firearms. Is Bill C-68
Cannabis and PAL Eligibility
Currently there are no questions on the RPAL application form regarding personal cannabis use. However, previous mental health issues having to do with depression and suicidal tendencies are a factor that can prohibit a person from obtaining a firearms license. If a prospective firearms candidate self medicates using medical marijuana could this negatively impact their application?
People that answer “Yes”, to any questions having to do with previous mental health issues have their applications further scrutinized by the RCMP. This could mean additional wait times for the application process or a downright refusal to grant or renew a firearms license.
US Gun Control and Medical Cannabis
South of the border Americans planning to get a medical marijuana card under Missouri states new law have been informed they have to choose between gun ownership or cannabis. Medical cannabis is legal in 33 states in the USA, but honest citizens face a dilemma when it comes to purchasing a firearm. In order to purchase a gun you must fill out Form 4473. This is a federal background check document issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
e. Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance? Warning: The use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful under Federal law regardless of whether it has been legalized or decriminalized for medicinal or recreational purposes in the state where you reside. – Form 4473
Check off the “Yes” box and say goodbye to owning any firearms in the future.
Proposed Gun Ban in Canada
Right now the Liberals and NDP are on an unholy crusade to ban law abiding citizens from owing handguns. Despite the statistical evidence that proves that gun crimes are committed by criminal who don’t register firearms.
Current and future gun owners should think twice about registering for medical marijuana, in the meantime there are numerous recreational online dispensary’s like QuickGreens to serve your needs.
RPAL (Restricted Possession and Acquisition License) holders should read between the lines of cannabis legalization in Canada. Could the government legislate in the future that you lose your right to own a gun if you are prescribed medical cannabis, or buy it recreationally? Could cannabis legalization turn out to be a back-door way for the liberal government to get you to voluntarily give up your gun rights? Thanks for nothing Prime Minister Trudeau and Bill Blair (security minster) you sneaky bastards.