NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y | Medical marijuana user, 78, evicted from subsidized housing

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y | Medical marijuana user, 78, evicted from subsidized housing

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — A 78-year-old man who relies on medical marijuana for back pain finds himself homeless after being evicted from federally subsidized housing in a case complicated by conflicting state and federal marijuana rules.

John Flickner was staying at a Niagara Falls shelter Thursday, after an hourslong eviction ordeal Tuesday that ended with him steering his electric wheelchair in freezing temperatures to a center about a half mile away.

“Cold, wet, windy,” Flickner recalled of the trip, which was photographed by The Buffalo News .

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