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Old 11-06-13, 06:55 AM   #1
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Moved to a new state, new town, and new apartment - neighbors smoking marijuana

We've moved to a new state, town, and I have a new job. Yay!

So, we moved to an apartment for now. Not much more than a week has gone by, but now we find out our neighbor(s) smoke a lot of marijuana. For example, I was at work yesterday, my wife texts me at 1pm telling me how when she left our apartment and opened our front door, a huge waft of marijuana came into our apartment foyer (where our coats, etc, are). (the skunk smell)

I then get home around 5:30, and I walk into our main entry door, and it reeeeeks of the stuff. I open up the door to my apartment, and it reeeeeks in our foyer.

I don't think I would care, but we have a 5 month old. I really don't want him to be around that.

What would you do??

I went back out to run an errand (moved the car to our one of two spots), and propped the front door open to air it out.

When I got back, I re-propped the front door open, and our neighbor comes out and asks if I had the door propped open for a reason. I told her "yes, I propped it open because of the smell in the entry way". The young girl tells me, "yeah my mom started cooking". I told her "I don't know about cooking, but it smells like weed to me". :-/
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They are not being cool. Nor are they being intelligent.

I'd talk nicely with them on a couple of points.

1) You don't mind what they do in their own apartment, but that odors leaking out into the hall are unneighborly and that they should seal up their front door and any common air ducts.

2) The smell is going to get them busted if they don't control it. Not by you, but you can never tell when the police might drop by on an unrelated matter or the landlord might be looking for a reason to evict them.


Then, if they don't clean up their act, I'd start looking for a new place immediately. Take the time to find a good place. Then break your lease, citing them as the reason.
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I would ask them to exhale into a dryer sheet in a paper towel roll. Otherwise tell the landlord or buy a house.

By the way, I am pretty sure your wife came up with that story about the wafting pot smell because they were all over your place smoking in your foyer when you were at work.
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Tell the landlord, then call the fuzz.
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Tell the landlord, then call the fuzz.
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The cops will literally laugh at you if you call them. All they'll do is knock on the door, tell them to take it easy, and leave. First ask them to please be more considerate, and if that doesn't work, call the landlord. You could also tell them to switch to a vaporizer, much less potent smell... and if you're smelling it pretty much constantly, chances are they're growing, not just smoking.... much more permeating smell.

C Law's suggestion is a common fix for "stealth smokers." Even better is activated carbon pellets.
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Since indoor air is usually filthy in most houses anyway it could be time to invest into some air cleaner/purifier and/or some air-filtering houseplants


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They were there before you. Find a different place before your kid is old enough to figure it out. The funkydank neighbors might move by the time it would be an issue with your kid, anyway.
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Thanks for the replies everyone. Well, I did contact the landlord... who then contacted the tenant.

So... being at work right now... I got a call from my wife. She's crying. I guess the neighbor knocked on the door, my wife opened it, and said neighbor started yelling at her. Saying she can do whatever she wants, it's her apartment, etc... and included the fact that we have two dogs (both are extremely quiet by the way, and don't shed - shihtzus), and the fact that we have a baby!!?? She said when she moved in, she was told dogs and babies (???) were not allowed. Ok... so still, that doesn't mean she can fill the entryway, and our foyer, with the stench of cannabis. I guess when she was yelling, the baby started crying. >:-| Not cool.

So my wife said 'you're making my son cry, if you continue this we will see what the police have to say'. Then shut the door. Minutes later, neighbor knocks on the door again and apologizes. She then asked if we can compromise. So, we're now hoping they move the smoking to the rear of the apartment, away from the entry way.

Wow. Really? She yelled at my wife while she was holding our child? Yikes... someone has a temper. I can't wait to move.
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Apparently the neighbor even asked for a hug.

I guess I'm going to talk to her when I get home. I'll apologize for being such a prude. This is going to go well.
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Tell the landlord, then call the fuzz.
He never mentioned what state he moved to... several western states allow for medical MJ and two of them allow for recreational MJ... the "fuzz" may not care.

He is in an apartment, so he can move. But first he should probably just try the good neighbor thing and suggest that they do their part in not "polluting" the hall way.
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It's in Missouri
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Places that have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Places..._United_States

Cannabis is not decriminalized on a statewide basis in Missouri, although since 1999, as with all other drugs in Missouri, first-time cases of possession of cannabis no longer are prosecuted in ordinary state court, but rather in specialized drug courts. By law, treatment, rather than punishment, is the express object of any drug court action in Missouri.[SUP][52][/SUP] Despite the drug courts, however, as it stands, simple possession of less than 35 grams of cannabis is a class-A misdemeanor in Missouri,[SUP][53][/SUP] theoretically punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of $1000.

In 2004, voters in the city of Columbia passed Proposition 2 by 61-39 percent. Proposition 2 made cannabis the "lowest priority" for law enforcement, and for possession of cannabis under 35 grams (1.25 ounces) the offense was reduced municipally to a civil fine of a maximum of $250, with no possibility of criminal retribution, arrest, or incarceration. That law has since been revised, allowing only first time offenders to escape prosecution and instead pay the fine




Effort underway to legalize marijuana in Missouri
Former prosecutor says pot law enforcement wastes resources
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Sensible marijuana bills stall despite public support
Two bills that would have improved Missouri's marijuana policies died in committee without getting a vote during the 2013 legislative session. House Bill 688, introduced by Rep. Mike Colona, would have removed criminal penalties for the medical use of marijuana for seriously ill patients with their doctors' recommendations. Meanwhile, House Bill 512, introduced by Rep. Rory Ellinger, would have reduced penalties for possession of marijuana for adults. Neither of these bills advanced during the session, largely due to the efforts of Missouri Speaker of the House, Rep. Timothy Jones, who prevented the bills from moving forward.
Despite the fact that legislative leadership stood in the way of these bills receiving a vote, Missourians are ready for a change. In a poll conducted in March by Show Me Cannabis, residents favored legalizing, taxing, and regulating marijuana by a margin of 54-44% when the proposed system was explained.

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It's in Missouri
"Fuzz" will probably be interested.
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teach 'em about brownies....
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Tell them the smoke is poluting your meth lab.
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Play this in the foyer 24/7 until they get the hint.
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When I was very young (20) my father advised me to buy a house. I struggled for quite a few years paying a mortgage on about 6 grand a year, but it was probably the best single piece of advice I ever got. Good luck with your neighbor, sounds like she just might be a piece of work. Hope she does comprimise and smoke further from the doorway.
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Someone once told me that you don't really buy a house, you buy your neighbors.
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I hate to say it but yes...

By fear would be... you know they are smoking.. MJ tends to make me sleepy, they fall asleep with a lit whatever and set the place on fire... no piece of mind i would not be able to sleep a wink. Neighbors obviously not considerate of your rights; don't be of theirs... especially if you have a small child... you need to protect the child.
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if there was no smell id prefare em smoke weed rather then drink alchol
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Thanks for the replies everyone. Well, I did contact the landlord... who then contacted the tenant.

So... being at work right now... I got a call from my wife. She's crying. I guess the neighbor knocked on the door, my wife opened it, and said neighbor started yelling at her. Saying she can do whatever she wants, it's her apartment, etc... and included the fact that we have two dogs (both are extremely quiet by the way, and don't shed - shihtzus), and the fact that we have a baby!!?? She said when she moved in, she was told dogs and babies (???) were not allowed. Ok... so still, that doesn't mean she can fill the entryway, and our foyer, with the stench of cannabis. I guess when she was yelling, the baby started crying. >:-| Not cool.

So my wife said 'you're making my son cry, if you continue this we will see what the police have to say'. Then shut the door. Minutes later, neighbor knocks on the door again and apologizes. She then asked if we can compromise. So, we're now hoping they move the smoking to the rear of the apartment, away from the entry way.

Wow. Really? She yelled at my wife while she was holding our child? Yikes... someone has a temper. I can't wait to move.
This is an even better reason to consider moving. It is grossly unprofessional to tell which neighbor complained when a complaint is lodged with a landlord.
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This is an even better reason to consider moving. It is grossly unprofessional to tell which neighbor complained when a complaint is lodged with a landlord.
I recently had this occur to me... I was one of about 6 people who complained about my neighbors, young guys that party long and hard each weekend... the apartment manager told the boys I (alone) complained... first off, the manager was wrong to say who complained and was really wrong to say I was the only complaint. The boys began harassing me; doing things to annoy me etc. I marched all 3 (like the old grandma I am) into the manager's office and I made her tell the boys about ALL the complaints. Turns out not only was I the last to make a complaint, mine was several months after the first. I did not complain to management until I actually knocked on the boys' door, several times, and tell them to turn down the noise. I told management, in front of the boys, that it was unprofessional to provide them my name which caused them to retaliate and if I find out she does it again, I will sue.

Boys are now quiet (at least better) and the manager avoids me like the plaque but I would make it a point to send manager a WRITTEN warning not to do that again or fear reprisal...
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This is an even better reason to consider moving. It is grossly unprofessional to tell which neighbor complained when a complaint is lodged with a landlord.
Yup, time to move. This is a leasebreaker. Does your lease have some mention about quiet enjoyment of the facilities?

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