US high court declines Ore. pistols and pot case

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from an Oregon sheriff who denied a concealed handgun license to a medical marijuana user.

The high court's decision means 54-year-old Gold Hill resident Cynthia Willis and others and can keep both their pistols and their pot.

Willis tells the Medford Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/w0Gchx ) her case has been a victory for medical marijuana users throughout Oregon.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winter argued that federal gun laws prohibited him from issuing a concealed gun permit to Willis in 2008.

Willis was later issued a concealed weapon permit after winning in the state appeals court. The Oregon Supreme Court upheld that decision last year.

The U.S. Supreme Court also declined a similar case from Washington County.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/