Marijuana

Ashley Weber, paralyzed MMJ patient and mom, wins federal housing fight

Ashley Weber is a quadriplegic who lives with her young son, Collin, in a house whose rent she can afford due to a Section 8 housing voucher courtesy of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. But in December 2012, after revealing that she uses medical marijuana for pain management, the Longmont Housing Authority sent her a termination notice. Since then, Weber's been fighting this edict, and after a year of struggle, the LHA has informed her she can stay due to a new policy she inspired. Photos, video and details below.
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