COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – The Illinois State Police Department took to Facebook to state that legal cannabis users in Illinois will not lose their Firearm’s Owner’s Identification Card (FOID) based solely on their legal use of marijuana.
The department said under federal and state law, anyone who is addicted to, or is a habitual user, of narcotics is not permitted to possess or use guns. Because of that law, troopers will revoke FOID cards where it is demonstrated that someone is addicted to, or is a habitual user, of cannabis.
According to the Illinois State Police Department, troopers will revoke FOID cards of anyone who violates certain provisions of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.
While cannabis is legal in Illinois, it is still considered illegal by the federal government. The police department said the purchase of a gun from a federally licensed firearms dealer is governed by federal law.