Q: Can you own a gun and use weed
A: Federal law prohibits anyone who is: "who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802)" from possessing a firearm. This would include marijuana use because it is defined as a controlled substance under federal law.
A: No. Possessing a gun and using cannabis, which is still federally illegal, renders you subject to prosecution as an “unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm,” a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3).
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