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MN Rep Seeks Changes for Medical Cannabis Users to Get Gun Permits

•, By Jay Kolls

That has some legal ramifications for gun owners among the 43,000 people registered in the state's medical cannabis program.

State Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, has multiple sclerosis and is registered in the state's medical cannabis program. Hamilton told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS he cannot renew his permit to carry a gun or legally use a firearm to hunt in Minnesota because the state and the federal government still list medical cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug.

"The bill I am proposing would make medical cannabis a Schedule 2 drug — legal with a prescription but yet allowing you to renew your permit to carry and hunt with a firearm if you so choose," Hamilton said.

Hamilton said if Minnesota lawmakers make that change it would still contradict federal law.