Ballots And Bullets: How Ohio's Weed Legalization Vote Might Affect Gun Purchases

Grand News Network | November 6, 2023

If Ohioans approve Issue 2 on Tuesday, Nov. 7, using marijuana recreationally will be legal for adults 21 and older. All except for gun owners, which should come as no surprise due to federal restrictions.

"All federal restrictions on gun ownership and ammunition will remain in place regardless of what the Ohio voters do," said defense attorney Brian Kopp of Betras, Kopp & Markota, LLC. He warned that it is imperative to honestly fill out the ATF’s questionnaire under penalty of perjury, including the fifth question that asks about marijuana or any controlled substance use. If the answer is yes, you’re automatically disqualified from purchasing a gun. Lying on the form and getting caught is a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in federal prison.

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