Robert Jones, the medical marijuana user whose battle with the San Miguel County housing authority garnered national attention last year, has died. He was 70.
Jones was with caregiver John Emerick, and he was surrounded by other friends when he died at Alta Vista Regional Hospital on Wednesday morning.
He had battled cancer, emphysema, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Emerick said Jones was in remission from his cancer. But chemotherapy damaged his lungs, causing his death, he said.