The first cannabis-focused bill filed in the new Congress concerns the controversial issue of medical marijuana patients and their gun rights, or medical marijuana and second amendment conflicts.

The bill (HR 363), introduced Friday by RepAlex Mooney (R-WV), seeks “to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the sale, purchase, shipment, receipt, or possession of a firearm or ammunition by a user of medical marijuana, and for other purposes.”

The measure is co-sponsored by RepBrian Mast (R-FL), an Afghan War veteran and a co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus who is known for advocating for veteran’s access to medical marijuana. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) is also a co-sponsor, reported Marijuana Moment.

As yet, the text of the bill is not available although from its short description, it seems clear that the proposal will address the following problem: the conflict between state and federal law and …

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