Law Office of John Freeman
Free Consultation: 248.918.0790
Toll Free: 866.720.3708
24/7 Emergency Line: 313.330.2653
Main Nav

December 2016 Archives

Marijuana and Gun Sales: ATF's New 4473 - "Just Say No!"

marijuana and gun laws.jpgMarijuana and guns?  ATF says "No!"  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, or ATF, has issued an important notice about changes to Form 4473, the Firearms Transaction Record. Form 4473 is the federally mandated form that must be filled out by any person who acquires a firearm from a federally licensed dealer.  The notice of changes is extremely important for FFL's, customers, and gun owners generally.  It is particularly important for persons trying to strike a balance between gun rights and medical care - expecially when it comes to the use of marijuana as medicine.

Michigan Trimming Marijuana Rights Wherever It Can

medical marijuana.pngMarijuana is a hot topic.  Recent developments in Lansing show that the State of Michigan continues to dial back marijuana usage through whatever means available. As reported in the Detroit Free Press, the state is auditing physician certifications in order to find doctors who are improperly, and possibly fraudulently, granting marijuana to ineligible patients. The Free Press also reports that the state legislature is attempting to make it possible for landlords to prohibit medical marijuana in their rental units whether being grown by a licensed caretaker or even just used by a card-carrying patient.

Teenage and Juvenile Crime: Minor in Possession

In the Teenage and Juvenile Crime arena, a Minor in Possession (MIP) conviction is quite common as underage drinking continues to be a popular pastime.  With the amount of drinking on some college campuses, institutions of higher learning may as well have varsity drinking teams.  Time and again we are reminded that alcohol abuse kills, whether it is the young fraternity pledge who drinks himself to death, or a young drunk driver involved in a fatal accident.