New Oregon Gun Law Relaxes Restriction For Prior Marijuana Offenders – MaryJNews
MaryJNews, Portland – A new Oregon Law In the majority of states, a marijuana charge on your record prevents a citizen from obtaining a concealed handgun permit. In Oregon, which was the first state to decriminalize marijuana possession, you could have one minor marijuana charge on your record and still be eligible to possess a concealed handgun permit. However, you could not have a charge from out of state in addition to one charge in state. That law was changed for the start of the new year. Per KGW:
“Oregon attracts many people from elsewhere, and a new law taking effect New Year’s Day allows some of them to get a concealed handgun license.
State law generally prohibits people with drug convictions from getting a license to carry a concealed handgun. But Oregon reduced the severity of marijuana possession charges in 1973, and has long allowed residents with one minor pot offense to obtain a license.
That exception, however, did not apply to Oregonians who got caught with an identical amount of marijuana in another state.”
The new law went into effect last week on Thursday, January 1. This issue has now been raised in Colorado and Oregon. This is a great victory for responsible marijuana consumers that support and embrace gun rights in the United States.
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