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Medical pot user to lose rent subsidy

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By David Giuliani

Las Vegas resident Robert Jones isn’t shy about saying that he grows marijuana plants in his house. His cancer qualifies him as a legal user.
But that apparently doesn’t matter to San Miguel County’s housing voucher program — known as Section 8.
On Oct. 12, the program’s executive director, Gilbert Almanza, informed Jones that he would no longer be getting the Section 8 benefit, effective Nov. 30.


Almanza said in his letter to Jones that while medical marijuana is legal in New Mexico, it remains illegal at the federal level.


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