The Honolulu Police Department thought it was a fine idea to confiscate guns of anyone with a gun and a medical marijuana card. To say they caught flak for that might just be a slight understatement. For one thing, it was a rare example of the gun rights crowd and the pro-legalization of pot crowd finding themselves on the same side of the discussion and all of that was directed at the Honolulu PD.
Now, they’re taking a step back and reviewing that new policy.
The Honolulu Police Department is reviewing a policy requiring medical marijuana users to turn over their firearms, police officials say.
The department sent letters to at least 30 gun owners last month, saying they had 30 days to surrender or transfer ownership of their guns.
The notices sparked backlash from residents, prompting the police review, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday.
The letters dated Nov. 13 stated the person’s ownership of firearms and ammunition was disqualified because of the use of medical marijuana.
Federal law prohibits firearm possession for unlawful users of controlled substances. Pot is classified as a controlled substance under federal law.
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