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Unintended Consequence for Pot Decriminalization – Stinking Up Your Neighbor’s House?

by Prince Of Petworth February 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm 138 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

Hoping you can take the pulse of PoPville, and maybe some council members about this particular aspect of marijuana legalization.

When our neighbor smokes, a very pronounced odor comes through the walls of our rowhouse. We let him know, and he apologized, etc. (Said all the right things). We really don’t mind if he smokes, and I know some people love the smell, but we really don’t. I don’t want my work clothes smelling like it. I don’t want my child smelling it. I don’t want to have to smell it in our house.

While it’s a non-issue in neighborhoods with detached homes, I think this is a potential unintended consequence in the District since we have so many rowhomes, apartments, and condos.”


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