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September 1, 2016

On August 31, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in its view that if a firearms dealer is aware that a potential purchaser has a card authorizing possession and use of use of marijuana under state law, then the dealer has “reasonable cause to believe” that such person is an unlawful user of a controlled substance and the dealer may not transfer firearms or ammunition to the person.