NYCLU, state blast eviction of Falls medical marijuana user – The Buffalo NewsPosted by On

The New York Civil Liberties Union and the State Health Department on Friday blasted a landlord’s eviction of a Niagara Falls man for using medical marijuana.

LHP Capital of Knoxville, Tenn., owner of Niagara Towers in Niagara Falls, booted 78-year-old John Flickner from his apartment Tuesday for violating the company’s zero-tolerance drug policy, which was written into Flickner’s lease.

Flickner, who uses marijuana to reduce pain and muscle spasms stemming from a broken back suffered in a 1968 skydiving accident, ended up moving to a Niagara Falls homeless shelter.

Rents at Niagara Towers are subsidized by the federal government, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development has told landlords that it’s up to them whether to allow users of medical marijuana to remain in…

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