The Oregon Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a medical marijuana patient who has been denied the right to a concealed handgun permit. Cynthia Willis is a medical marijuana patient. In 2008, Cynthia applied for a permit to carry a concealed firearm. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters denied Cynthia her permit by claiming that granting her a permit would violate federal laws prohibiting drug users from possessing firearms. The Jackson County Circuit Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled against Sheriff Winters. The American Civil Liberties Union and Oregon Attorney General John Kroger have joined Cynthia in her fight against Sheriff Winters.
Oral arguments are scheduled to be heard on March 3, 2011.
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