The Pennsylvania State Police Firearms Division is responsible for maintaining the records related to firearms transfers and dealer licensing in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Police have issue the following official statement on its website relating to Medical Marijuana:
"It is legal under Pennsylvania law for the holder of a validly issued patient Medical Marijuana Card to possess approved forms of medical marijuana. However, as per the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), the possession of medical marijuana remains a violation of federal law, and possession of a valid Medical Marijuana Card and/or the use of medical marijuana makes you an “unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance” who is prohibited by federal law from the purchase or acquisition, possession, or control of a firearm pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3), and 27 C.F.R. § 478.32(a)(3)."
The complete Pennsylvania State Police Firearms Division statement may be read here. Given Pennsylvania's deeply engrained tradition of firearms ownership Medical Marijuana Card possession will spawn legal challenges for the foreseeable future.
If you have any questions, please contact Attorney Scott M. Amori for a no obligation consultation at (570) 421-1406.