It was a misdemeanor conviction for possession. And Massachusetts says he can’t be trusted with a gun. He and another plaintiff are suing. This is pathetic:

Wesson, 64, was convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession in Maine back in 1973 and paid a $300 fine to resolve the charge without a lawyer. Woods, 51, paid a $10 fine after he was convicted in 1983 for marijuana possession in Virginia. Neither have been convicted of a felony or any disqualifying misdemeanors in any jurisdiction. Furthermore, neither plaintiffs are current drug users or alcohol dependent persons, the complaint reads.

Massachusetts needs to re-examine its laws regarding who is eligible to get a firearm permit. Sadly, I suspect that a lot of states do.