Sep 2, 2016
Undersheriff Honsal explains how the recent 9th circuit ruling on medical marijuana card holders being banned from having guns applies locally
How will this affect enforcement and prosecution locally? I reached out to HCSO Undersheriff William Honsal and District Attorney Maggie Fleming to see how enforcement and prosecution will be affected locally by this ruling.
Undersheriff Honsal told me that "we don't issue CCW to people who have 215 cards or use medical marijuana." CCW is the right to carry a concealed weapon.
According to the Second amendment, it is against the law to issue firearms to people addicted to drugs.
Even though, medical marijuana is legal in California, Undersheriff Honsal explained that it is the federal government who decides who can get firearms.
DA Fleming responded, "This case addresses a federal issue we do not see in state court. This decision will not affect us. "