Erroneous Letters Tell Illinois Pot Users to Give up Guns

Chicago (AP) — Letters revoking medical marijuana patients’ firearms cards and wording on the Illinois State Police website indicate the police agency is still struggling with the conflict between state and federal laws on pot and gun ownership. The agency says the letters were sent in error and the website wording – which seems to disqualify marijuana patients from gun ownership – will be removed. A handful of marijuana patients received letters last week from the Illinois State Police ordering them to surrender their firearm owner’s ID cards because they were unlawful users of a controlled substance.