A Disabled Man Was Kicked Out Of A Group Home In Maine For Using Medical Marijuana

A developmentally disabled man was evicted from a federally funded group home in Maine for using medical marijuana, according to reports.

His family says he was using cannabis to help calm seizures.

According to the Portland Press Herald, Mark Madore was kicked out of the Embden group home after staff found out he was being treated with medical marijuana. The 34-year-old, who also suffers from neuromuscular disease and was prescribed cannabis by a doctor, is now living in a makeshift room at a hospital.

Representatives of the group home say the federal violation put staff and other patients and risk, and it threatened federal funding.

Meanwhile, advocates say Madore’s case reflects a broken system that doesn’t give group homes enough funding to care for disabled adults.

h/t Associated Press

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