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The U.S. Supreme court decided not to hear Jackson County Sherriff Mike Winter’s legal challenge, which asserted that U.S. federal law trumps state laws allowing for medical marihuana patients to not be abridged from carrying concealed weapons. The Oregon Sherriff refused to grant medical marijuana patients concealed gun permits starting in 2008 based on federal law that considers marijuana a controlled substance. Therefore, if marijuana is considered a controlled substance than allowing a person to have a concealed weapon permit would violate the Gun Control Act of 1968.

The Jackson County Sherriff, Mike Winters, has lost every court case from circuit to the Oregon Supreme Court, and now since the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the case the legal precedent has been established: medical marijuana patients do not violate the Gun Control Act of 1968 by obtaining and maintaining concealed weapon permits!