Cannabis Reg. Update: Gun Rights & Marijuana In Florida, UK Police Chief Supports Cannabis Decriminalization & More

Florida Department Responds To MMJ And Gun Rights Advocates, Gubernatorial Candidate Nikki Fried On Why It’s Important

Nikki Fried (D), Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration to emphasize the issue of medical cannabis patients and their Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Known for her alignment with the marijuana reform movement, Fried continues to push for the cause as she aspires to become the first female governor of the Sunshine State.

Now with the Department poised to respond to the lawsuit this week, Fried told Marijuana Moment that she is fighting cannabis users who are unable to buy a gun and in some cases face up to five years in prison if they lie about it.

This is not about guns, per se,” Fried said. “This is about the fact that, for decades, marijuana patients have been discriminated against—that they see their rights not being completely afforded to them, whether it is on housing or access to banking or employment. And this is one of their other rights.”

Fried said putting an end to federal background checks for cannabis users would promote safety.

“If we can work with the [Biden] administration on changing this, it will actually make sure that everybody has to complete a thorough background check when it comes to purchasing a firearm,” she said. “And so …

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