ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)—Marijuana or guns, you can’t have both!
Now that marijuana is legal in New York, maybe you’ve seen this claim on social media.
Is it true? News10NBC’s Nikki Rudd did a fact check.
You might be surprised to learn it is true. Under federal law, you cannot use marijuana and buy or possess a firearm even if state law allows recreational weed.
“You could potentially be charged by the federal government for being in possession or owning a firearm while being a marijuana user,” Tony Kuhn said.
He’s a Partner with Tully Rinckey PLLC and is an attorney who knows a lot about gun laws.