A Richland [WA] medical marijuana patient recently applied for a Concealed Pistol License, but was denied by police.
Medical marijuana is legal under Washington state law, but the federal government won’t make an exception for that when it comes to getting a Concealed Pistol License.
Richland police sent the medical marijuana patient a letter stating that federal law prohibits anyone who [unlawfully] uses a controlled substance from “shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition.”
And even if marijuana is legal here, it’s still illegal at the federal level.
When anyone applies for a concealed weapons permit with Richland police, they have to follow these federal restrictions.
Connecticut also has medical marijuana, so you have a choice: guns or ganja.