The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) will make sure you lose your Second Amendment rights if you admit to an addiction to cannabis, therapeutic or otherwise. “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, [cannabis] or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?”
That's State Senator Jessica Castleberry (R-35/Rapid City) in the photo. She tried to convince South Dakota's deranged legislature to erase federal control over firearms but Senate Bill 149 was deferred to the 41st day effectively killing the measure.
When KELO teevee asked cannabis advocate Drey Samuelson about it last year he said, “Amendment A and Measure 26 make no changes to gun laws in South Dakota. This is a federal issue that affects all states. As is the case in all 34 states that have legalized [therapeutic cannabis] and in the 11 states that have legalized [cannabis] for adults, state policies do not change the fact that [cannabis] remains illegal under federal law.”
As Garrison Keillor opened A Prairie Home Companion in the Rapid City Civic Center Theatre on November 20, 1999 he cited a statistic that Pennington County has the highest per capita gun ownership in the United States. A nervous chuckle rolled through the audience.
Pennington County now joins Bennett and Fall River Counties as 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Counties in South Dakota. “It’s an expression and statement that we’re trying to make to the country of saying, we were given these rights, we want to retain these rights,” said Gary Drewes, the Chariman of the Pennington County Commission. “Leave the 2nd Amendment alone. Just because you don’t like it, doesn’t mean that nobody else does.” [KEVN teevee]Maybe someday South Dakota will jury rig a mechanism that allows pharmacies to dispense edibles and topicals but no flower or smoking.
But until Congress legalizes on the federal level you still can't buy a gun if you admit being addicted to cannabis.