Wisconsin Bill Clarifies Gun Rights for Medical Marijuana Users

The Wisconsin Senate introduced a bill that clarifies the gun rights for persons who are medical marijuana patients. Firearm dealers must receive clearance from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) prior to selling a gun in order to prevent a sale to persons who are prohibited from owning a gun under federal or state law.

The bill prohibits the DOJ from considering a persons participation in the Wisconsin medical marijuana program when conducting a search to determine if a person is prohibited from possessing a firearm. The legislation would also prohibit the Department of Health Services from disclosing the persons who participate in the medical marijuana program to any federal agency.