Ashley Weber, who was paralyzed 10 years ago in a drunk driving accident, depends on Section 8 disability money to live on her own.
Now, the Longmont Housing Authority is terminating her benefits because she included her medical marijuana expenses when she submitted her yearly renewal paperwork.
“It’s legal in Colorado now, and I didn’t even think twice,” Weber said.
She has been renting the home in Longmont with her son for roughly three years. She has remodeled the bathroom and sink to be wheelchair accessible.
A decade ago, she was the passenger when a drunk driver crashed the car she was riding in.
“It stopped my life. My life just had to re-start,” she said.
The pain is constant, she says. Medical marijuana, which she consumes in edible form, helps ease that pain.
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