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Fact Check: Marijuana or guns, you can’t have both!

April 15, 2021

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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.

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