JOHNSTOWN, NY - AUGUST 19: Cannabis plants grow in the greenhouse at Vireo Health's medical marijuana cultivation facility, August 19, 2016 in Johnstown, New York. New York state lawmakers voted to legalize marijuana for medical use in 2014 and the law took effect in January 2016. Currently, five organizations are allowed to grow and sell the drug for medical use in the state. New York's new law only allows people with 'severe debilitating or life threatening conditions' to obtain marijuana for medical use. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A man has been evicted from an Aspen assisted living center for using marijuana on the property.
The Aspen Daily News reports a judge approved the eviction Wednesday after 68-year-old Paul Disnard acknowledged he used marijuana on the premises.
Disnard had told the judge he didn't realize Whitcomb Terrace prohibited the use of marijuana. He says other residents at the living center had used pot in the past.
The center's director says half of their current 12 residents are on oxygen machines, which is why pot use is dangerous to them.
She says because marijuana remains illegal federally, Disnard's usage also endangers the center's license and funding.
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