That is a bullshit scare tactic that’s been used in every state that’s legalized weed. They tried it right here in OK in the run up to the vote on our medical law. Our state AG issued a legal opinion inf the newspaper about it. It is absolute BS. Your Constitutional rights can only be taken away if you are convicted on a felony criminal charge. If you’re in compliance with your state program, you aren’t a criminal.
There is some form of legalized cannabis in over 30 states. Do you really think all of those people willingly surrendered their 2nd amendment rights, and turned over all their guns to the authorities, for a medical card? No fuckin way.
Your gun rights are guaranteed to you by the US Constitution, and that document has supremacy over the laws of all 50 states. The State of Illinois can say whatever they want to, but they cannot pass a law that takes away your rights for anything short of a felony conviction.
God that shit just pisses me off.
I don’t know about professional licensing there. In OK, you can’t be denied a license, or a job, or be terminated from a job, solely on a failed marijuana drug test. Our law was passed by a ballot initiative, so those protections were built into it. The state did come back and define a category of “sensitive” jobs that were exempt from those protections, but that’s it.