A terminally ill man is facing eviction and may spend his remaining days homeless for smoking medical marijuana perscribed by his doctor. The housing complex where he has lived for 17 years wants to evict him because of the drugs he uses for his terminal illness.
He calls medicinal marijuana a necessity, but regardless of that fact that the marijuana is legal in his state, and was prescribed by his doctor, the housing complex says he is no longer welcome.
He recently received a letter from his housing manager saying he's kicked out of his home for "drug-related criminal activity," referring to his use of marijuana.
"When she gave me the notice, I even told her, I don't even have any plants. So ya'll just evicting me because I'm on medical marijuana," he asked.
While medicinal marijuana is legal in the state of Nevada, the regional housing authority says when they interpret the law, they go by what the federal government says.
"Our policy is zero-tolerance for drugs of any kind irrespective on whether or not they are licensed to use medical marijuana," says Carl Rowe with the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority.
The story is being reported by ABC Action 13 News in Las Vegas.