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Massachusetts: No handgun for you — you illegally possessed under 1 oz. of marijuana in 1975

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Under Massachusetts law, anyone who has ever been convicted of any state or federal drug violation may not obtain a handgun. But a federal district court held last week that this rule violates the Second Amendment, at least as to someone with a minor 40-year-old marijuana possession conviction, given that Massachusetts has recently essentially decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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