Q: Can I own/posess a firearm and grow medical cannabis in a recreational state? Thanks in advance, Veteran, 50, Illinois
If you have a valid medical marijuana card and your FOID card you can lawfully keep your firearm in Illinois at this time. Individuals who have drug addiction issues or have felony weapons charges on their records, however, are prohibited from owning a firearm.
Make sure you are abiding by the laws relating to medical cannabis and not growing more than 5 plants at a time and that your plants are kept locked away from any person under the age of 21.
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