Auburndale, FL asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Federal Crimes for Florida

Q: Can i buy a gun private sale or a licensed firearm salesman as a medical marijuana holder?

First off i live in florida, polk county to be specific for the law. i do currently hold a medical marijuana license. and im pretty sure if i go into a store to buy a gun they wont let me because of the medical marijuana card. but does that also apply to private sale? like say could i just send my friend to buy the gun for me and then "buy" the gun from him after he brings it home from the gun stor?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In general, federal law prohibits users of controlled substances, including medical marijuana, from purchasing or possessing firearms, regardless of state laws. This applies to both licensed dealers and private sales. Having someone else purchase a firearm on your behalf (known as a "straw purchase") is illegal. For specific legal advice about your situation, please consult a licensed attorney familiar with both federal and Florida firearms laws.

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