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Is Medical Marijuana Permitted in Federally-Assisted Housing?
No. The use of medical marijuana is not permitted in federally subsidized housing, despite state laws allowing its use in certain circumstances. The classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substance Act makes possessing, distributing or manufacturing of marijuana a federal criminal offense.

On January, 20, 2011, HUD issued a Memorandum addressing this issue and reaffirming their position as stated in their initial memo of September 24, 1999 on this same topic.

Click here to read the January 2011 memo in its entirety.

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