Minnesota Republican wants his guns — and edibles, too

Still believe the Second Amendment is absolute? 

Think again. 

There are some 43,000 patients registered in Minnesota's therapeutic cannabis program including State Representative Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake) who has multiple sclerosis. He can't renew his permit to carry or even fire a gun legally so he wants to change Minnesota's laws to remove the herb from his state's schedule that places it on the same level as heroin and LSD.

Minnesota's Republican-dominated legislature just passed a law that allows adults in the state’s therapeutic cannabis program to purchase raw flower and smoke it increasing participation while significantly driving down costs.

But, until Congress legalizes on the federal level you still can't buy a gun if you admit being addicted to cannabis so 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?”

A similar conflict will occur in my home state of South Dakota now that the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is preparing to dispense cannabis from its operation in the southeastern part of that state so why anyone would want to be on Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem's dope list remains a mystery. 

Yes, Republicans preach civil rights for human zygotes but deny the protections of the First, Second, Fourth and Ninth Amendments to people who enjoy cannabis.

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