Roman, who operates Nature’s Way Medicine in Old City, was one of the first doctors to issue recommendations, similar to a prescription, for medical cannabis in the Keystone State. Since the launch of the medical marijuana program, Roman’s practice has been limited to accepting $200 payments from a stream of patients seeking to access legal weed.
Roman did not reply to requests for comment, other than to email an Inquirer reporter that he would live stream a statement at 8 p.m. tonight on his YouTube channel. His attorney, Michael J. McCarrie of Media, could not be reached.
In November, Roman filed a suit against the Trump Administration claiming the federal government was preventing him from exercising his Second Amendment right to own a handgun. In his complaint, Roman said the law prevented him from buying a Smith & Wesson 638 revolver from a federally licensed dealer for self-defense. The gun dealer, Firing Line of South Philadelphia, refused to sell him a weapon because a 1968 law forbids anyone who uses marijuana from owning or using a firearm.
His attempt to buy the snub-nosed revolver came two weeks after the state’s psychiatric evaluation.