When Eileen Russo approached the Zoning Board earlier this week she said it was hard to conceal her emotions.
Her voice cracked as she described the long drive — 45 minutes each way to Bethel — she takes each month to get life-saving medicine. Another man, with debilitating lower back pain, told the board that a similar drive causes him immense pain. Others - in wheelchairs, for example - have it even worse, he said.
“Medical marijuana saved my life,” Russo told the panel. “My doctors can’t figure out why I’m alive today.”