78-year-old evicted from HUD housing after medical marijuana laws collide

For hours Tuesday, John Flickner sat in his wheelchair in a Niagara Falls apartment building lobby – clutching his medical marijuana and worried about where he would go for the night.

The prescribed drug eases his chronic pain from a skydiving accident 50 years ago.

It also got the 78-year-old man evicted from Niagara Towers, sparking a debate about a tenant’s rights to medical marijuana in a federally subsidized facility.

Flickner uses the drug with a doctor’s prescription, and he has carried a New York medical marijuana card since a run-in with managers last summer at the senior low-income housing facility subsidized by the federal

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