The Honolulu Police Department have sent letters to local medical marijuana patients/users ordering them to “voluntarily surrender” their firearms due to their medical marijuana status.
The letters, which were signed by Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard, informed the recipients that they 30 days upon receipt of the letter to transfer ownership or turn in their firearms and ammunition to the Honolulu Police, as first reported by Russ Belville at The Marijuana Agenda podcast.
Federal law prohibits anyone who consumes cannabis from purchasing a firearm regardless if the usage of marijuana is deemed legal.
The Honolulu Police Department cites state law, not federal law, as the basis for the order saying that “Under the provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 134-7(a), you are disqualified from firearms ownership”.
Leafly.com has an in-depth look into the details of the law, both state and federal, on their website.