Longmont pot patients won't lose housing benefits

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Medical marijuana patients in Longmont won't lose their housing if they use the drug to treat pain and other issues.

Housing director Michael Reis says officials will look at individual cases regarding both medical and recreational marijuana before deciding whether to evict people.

Low-income housing authority clients pay 30 percent of their adjusted income and the housing authority pays the rest with federal funds.

According to the Longmont Times-Call (http://tinyurl.com/jwqxqv6 ), the agency previously had zero-tolerance policy.

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Information from: Daily Times-Call, http://timescall.com/

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