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More trouble for Falls man evicted over medical marijuana

Posted at 10:32 PM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 22:32:17-05

A 78-year-old man who was evicted from federally subsidized housing because he uses medical marijuana for pain says the conflicting state and federal marijuana rules that left him homeless are now threatening his medical care.

John Flickner, who uses a wheelchair, said Tuesday the Niagara Falls agency that coordinates his care, Complete Senior Care, suddenly dropped him.

An attorney for the agency, Jerry Solomon, says privacy laws prevent him from discussing individuals. But generally speaking, he says because medical marijuana is illegal under federal law, the agency can't help clients access it without risking its federal funding.

Medical marijuana is legal in New York and Flickner has a prescription.

After news reports about his eviction, his landlord, LHP of Tennessee, reversed its decision and said Sunday it's revisiting its policy.

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