Apr 28, 2014

If I smell 'weed,' can I report it?

I live in an apartment building where I suspect my neighbors of smoking marijuana. The smell comes out into the hallway and has made its way into other apartments. The landlord is out of town. Do I have enough cause or reason to contact the police department? Jon from downtown Sandusky

Sandusky police Chief John Orzech provided the following response:

Yes, please contact our dispatcher (419-627-5863) so that an officer can come out and check into this. You and the other tenants shouldn't have to deal with this behavior. We will certainly respond and take appropriate action if warranted.  You can call this in anonymously if you choose.

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Comments

sandtown born a...

Wow another victimless crime that shouldn't have recourses wasted on

da wind

Smoking pot can effect ones speeling

sandtown born a...

Correct away

da wind

RESOURCES! Come'on santown jus mess'n witcha

holysee

Little boxes on the hill side

From the Grave

Maybe it's not weed. Maybe they just have a pet skunk, or drink a lot of old Heineken.

doratheexplorer

baaahahahahahha

MrSandusky

Is this activity harming you or anyone other than the person doing the smoking? If not, then why worry about it?

Bluto

If it's so harmless would you blow it into the face of an infant or toddler ? If you can smell it in anothers apartment , children may also be breathing it .

Peninsula Pundit

I wonder if this blue nose would call the cops for the smell of tobacco?
That also harms children, yada-yada-yada.

Bluto

Nice of you to finally show up after the parties over PP . Just roll out of bed ?

Peninsula Pundit

No, I roll IN bed!
Hey, out here in Wyoming, I'm 2 hours later than the rest of y'all.
Gimme a break.
With the hours I'm working and the relative unimportance of posting on the SR's website, I'll do as I please.
But thanks for the concern.

Peninsula Pundit

And late as I am, you still didn't answer my honest query.
You must smoke in the house with your grandkids there.
You probably blow it in their sweet, upturned faces.

Bluto

Don't smoke , filthy habit .

OakieHarbor

Many many ways to consume the healing benefits of Cannabis.Smoking is just one of those avenues administering the dosage.
Take a look at the cancer work being done here;
http://phoenixtears.ca/

holysee

Like the people who smoke buuts or the garbage burners next door?

thinkagain

Potheads, break the psychological addiction before your life goes up in smoke.

SemperFi 1775

Spoken from your mountain top!

mikeylikesit

just ignore mr. phelps..

Peninsula Pundit

Think just couldn't handle it, so figures no one else should, either.

thinkagain

^^assumer^^ But I wouldn’t expect anything more from the fried brain of a pothead stoner…

Peninsula Pundit

Hoo Boy!
Hit a raw nerve there,eh?
Assumer?
Truly the kettle calling the pot black.

Nemesis

@Thinkagain: "assumer"

Kettle to pot. Color check. Over.

What a piece of work.

Dilligaff

So I should have to smell drugs that I don't do in my apartment because of neighbors that don't care about anyone else?

Stop It

Maybe they don't like smelling your febreze or your colonge or perfume either, and they are just trying to cover it up?

Unassumer

I agree. Reporting it is akin to being a tattletale and there are plenty of things about you as a neighbor others might not like either. The pot isn't harming anyone or any children. If you report them to the police, there could be repercussions and you might have to move. I think if you don't like it, you should move anyway. Buy or rent a house.

Licorice Schtick

If you can smell it, you're breathing it.

The plague of lawlessness starts with little things. Lawbreakers deride the "snitch" because they want to be in charge, not the law.

Take your life back. Take your neighborhood back. Be the snitch.

SemperFi 1775

How do you know their Mother didn't just die? How do you know if your neighbor didn't just return from war and pot helps him sleep? Do the adult thing, and do what you will HAVE TO DEAL WITH IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE and be a human, maybe find the means to handle situations on your own.

Bluto

Yeah , Go buy a gun and handle the situation yourself , because you have every right to protect yourself and your family from this criminal . Let the bullets fly and then let God handle the rest . ( sarcasm )

SemperFi 1775

Pure ignorance. If you would take the time to read my comment from a view point other than yours, you would see the overwhelming "be a big boy" theme throughout. Clearly no weapons. No "stoner rambling" wake up because as much as you don't want this to come to ohio, there are 5 more people that are looking at you like the racist clowns from generations before and their votes are just as impact full as yours!

Bluto

You're high right now , aren't you ? You do not know if the person is grieving or a Vet or a drug dealer or if they are aliens from another planet . And why are you talking racism ? Last I heard White people got high as well .

SemperFi 1775

What if I am Bluto? That holds nearly as much relevance to our debate as my confidence that you won't be rocking a 2 piece this summer. As for your lack of intelligence and interpreting my previous comments incorrectly, feel optimistic that your views are truly that of the minority. Take your time and read a few times over before responding.

Bluto

You're right I definitely won't be rocking a two piece bathing suit this summer . I am too hairy to pull that off : ))) I believe I got the gist of what you are trying to say , and that is it's o.k. to break the law , disturb your neighbors , and make every excuse to justify this " me, me " world . This person has every right to call the police on someone breaking the law. It is not their place to deal with criminals . So , until marijuana is legalized in this state your argument is moot .

SemperFi 1775

My apologies Bluto, as your comments ooze the feel of a middle aged, sex lacking house wife. Let me dumb this down for you so you can get back to cleaning. MY POINT OF VIEW, WHICH IS SHARED BY THE MAJORITY OF OHIO VOTERS IS TO LAUGH AT YOUR 1950's WAYS. Legalization for medicinal use will happen in 2015 in OHIO. Please know the efforts of many WILL trump your blind optimism in a failing democracy.

Bluto

I really don't care if it is legalized or not . It is illegal right now and that is what the article addresses . I am sorry . I have obviously hurt your tender feelings . Just one question though , if I have blind optimism in a failing democracy and you don't ( I am assuming ) then how do you expect to get marijuana legalized in that very same " Failing democracy " ? Do you even know what democracy means ? I mean if you are saying that voting it into law is how you expect to achieve this goal then that "FAILING DEMOCRACY" really isn't failing , but instead working just fine . Anyway good luck with that whole marijuana thing , and don't get too baked .I wouldn't want to hear you forgot to vote ; ))))

SemperFi 1775

Saaaaa lick. Nice debate strategy as well. Do you have a goal here? You don't care if it's legal but what about the babies breathing it in through the walls. Don't give up on the babies Bluto, you claim to be a concerned citizen and you are backing off that easily? As for your attempts to discredit my education..... award winning, you clearly are the coolest >55 year old in town. How again is failing economy, corrupt leaders and scandals a thriving democracy? Ohiorightsgroup.org I am very active in this organization and once legalized I'll be glad to further share my insight on our failing ways over a joint with you.

Bluto

If scandal , corruption and economic upheaval is your definition of failing democracy then this country has been failing from the start . As far as " babies " breathing in marijuana smoke , or any smoke for that matter . If you or your kids had health issue and smoke , be it marijuana , cigarette , or whatever wouldn't you want to be able to do something about it ? In this case it is an illegal substance , that can possibly make a person act irrationally , thus calling police is completely acceptable . Not rocket science . I don't let people smoke (anything) in my home because I have a child with bad allergies . If you live in an apartment with other tenants then a little common sense would tell you that you should show a little courtesy towards others . It's that simple . Then police involvement would be unnecessary . If someone came to you and said that your pot was bothering them , would you apologize and try to accommodate them , or would you get all bent out of shape and go on a huge rant about legalization and failing democracies ? I think we have our answer to that , don't we .

SemperFi 1775

Dude go pet your cat, it's lonely. Let's be adults here. If someone comes to me and says your weed smells strong and is bothering me, due to the illegal nature of this substance, in efforts to prevent the police interactoon, I and most others like me would accommodate.

Peninsula Pundit

Perhaps if you tried it,Bluto, it would help your whole outlook on life, which appears to be guided by strict and quite arbitrary guidelines.
To quote George Clinton: 'Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow.'
I'm not high now, but sure wish I was.

Bluto

PP , You always seem to show up after the smoke clears (Pun intended again) . What up with that ? Can't think on the fly ?

Peninsula Pundit

See previous post.
But thanks for coming back so that you can read my witty repartee!

Nemesis

Hey Bluto, he never said do nothing. Did it ever occur to you that one could knock on the neighbor's door, and say hey, your smoke is getting into the common areas, could you be more considerate? Whatever happened to people who could interact constructively without government intervention?

Oh yeah, that's right, you and your statist leftist friends.

Bluto

N , If you had been here from the beginning of the discussion you would know we already covered that topic . Please show up for class on time next time .

Nemesis

Actually, you didn't. Semper raised it, and you assumed he meant shooting people.

Bluto

Did you not see (sarcasm) at the end of my comment , or don't you know the meaning ?

Nemesis

What you said is only sarcasm in the context of agreeing with him.

JimTressel

It's also illegal for women to wear patent leather shoes in public in the state of Ohio...

True story.

I bet you're not calling into the station to report women doing this, now are you?

Shame on you for not being an upstanding, law-abiding citizen!

Dwight K.

Uh cause its illegal, that's why

Peninsula Pundit

So is speeding and not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign or when pulling onto the highway.
So your point is?

JimTressel

It's also illegal to fish for whales on a Sunday... Just saying.

yea right

and how do you know what pot smells like..me i have no idea..

SemperFi 1775

Doesn't the bible say something about loving your neighbor? How about nicely putting a note on their door? How about simply saying something?
They are likely of the same race, age, and gender as you so don't be afraid to let them know that what they are doing is bothering you. Is it bothering you enough to involve the law John on Decatur St?

From the Grave

Do you live in Jon's building by any chance?

SemperFi 1775

Unfortunately I am not the person that John is referring to. As I take the precautions of doing it in my shed. So it doesn't seep into the walls as Bluto has described.

From the Grave

Nice!

Bluto

There you go ! If everyone was as courteous as you then we all would be swimming in peaches and cream !!!

Donegan

I have a follow up question. Can i call the authorities that will back up my lawsuit against false allegations of drug use by nosey neighbors who call said authorities making libelous accusations?

Bluto

If they wrote something about you that was untrue , maybe otherwise it's called "slander" .

mikeylikesit

hey jon in sandusky, maybe you should try some yourself..

Bluto

double post

Bluto

double post

deertracker

Instead of wasting the police's time, just tell your neighbor the smoke bothers you and they will most likely take steps to avoid the smell lingering.
I don't think you would be smart to open the door if the police show up and you are smoking!

Bluto

I have to disagree . I think this isn't a waste of police time , it is in fact what they are supposed to do . Not every person who smokes pot is a easy going , non-violent hippie and to confront them , especially while they are under the influence would be bad advice .

Peninsula Pundit

How would you have any effin' idea?
I mean, really.
Must've been scared by a hippie in your pre-pubescent years.

Bluto

Spare me your delusions that you are so much more worldly then I .

Peninsula Pundit

again, how would you have any effin' idea as to our relative 'worldliness?'
This belies the fallacy of your thought processes.

sandtown born a...

With the fine for said crime being less than a red light violation, couldn't the resources be used to fight real crime?(WAS MY POINT)
Ok mister spell check go for it

Bluto

What if their dealing ? You know the old saying " Where there's smoke there's fire " Pun intended ; )))

Peninsula Pundit

You intend puns, but fail miserably.

Bluto

PP , You got some brown stuff on your nose .

SamAdams

Anybody wanna bet Jon was the little sniveling kid in elementary school that nobody much liked and everybody called, "Tattle Tale! Tattle Tale!"

Bluto

Nice Sam , Defend the criminal and put down the concerned citizen . What message is that sending to people ? Just keep your head down and let the bad guys do what they want . Is that your motto ? Isn't name calling also childish as well ? I guess it's hard for some to tell the difference between standing up for ones self or being a victim .

SemperFi 1775

How are YOU standing up for anything? What did YOU do today to prevent the "criminal's" from "blowing weed into infant's faces?" Concerned citizen, go take a detective class and fulfill your CSI inspired middle aged crisis?

Bluto

" Why so serious " as a great man once said . Wink , wink . I guess some men just want to see the world burn . : ))))))))

SemperFi 1775

Let me share with you why I am so serious about it. You see my name, you know what it means. I and many many others like me can walk the streets and tolerate people like yourself with the medical assistance of marijuana. Reintroducing a warrior to "home" is no longer real. You cannot remove the things my eyes have seen and I can't take back what my hands have done, but I know I SIGNED UP FOR IT. AND I WOULDN'T CHANGE IT FOR ANYTHING. Bluto, I am so serious about it because I have been on and off every prescription the VA and private doctor's provide. Why am I wrong to openly admit that taking a hit of marijuana provides more therapeutic and medicinal value than the scripts. I am a professional by day and an otherwise law abiding citizen. People like you that take an overly generalized stance on matters is slowing down real change.

Bluto

I appreciate what those in the armed forces have done . I also don't have any real issue with people using marijuana as I have said . Everyone has issues and problems of their own . Some worse then other , but that doesn't make it alright to be discourteous to others . I also find it hard to tolerate people in general , for reasons my own , but I still obey laws and will go out of my way to not bother others . It is what I also expect of them as well . My problems are my own and that's the way I keep them . If someone wants to smoke pot , then by all means enjoy , but don't make it my problem by making me breathe it as well . The whole point is that the person in the article has the right not to breathe pot smoke and because it is illegal at this time has the right to call the law .

SemperFi 1775

Your thank you is as much appreciated as its half hearted delivery. As for the current laws governing the illegal use of marijuana, I will continue to role the dice. John on Decatur St. Will just have to get used to the smell because pot and pot users are not going anywhere.

Bluto

You can believe what you want , but my appreciation of those that have served their country is most sincere .

Nemesis

Because it was illegal to help fugitive slaves, people had the right to call the law. Because it was illegal to refuse to participate in school prayers, schools had the right to call the law.

The point is, just because some fascists in power choose to dictate what a person may put in their own body is no reason to skip a neighborly conversation and go straight to vindictively aiding in the persecution.

What if it was tobacco smoke? How would you handle it? Well, the fact that the law is messed up is no reason to handle this scenario any differently. That's the problem everyone has with you on this - not your insistence that the neighbor control the externalities of his behavior, but your reflexive jump straight to the most statist/authoritarian course of action.

Bluto

This is not about what I believe . It's about if Jon from the article can call police about someone smoking pot in his complex . The response to that article by Chief John Orzech was pretty plain . Ultimately , the landlord will have say over if they are o.k. with this activity going on in their building , marijuana , or tobacco .

Nemesis

"Where did it say in the article that calling police was the first attempt to reconcile the situation ? He just said the landlord was out of town . Now who is jumping to conclusions?"

Along with other commenters, YOU have been pretty adamant that it should be the first response, and openly hostile to the suggestion of intermediate responses.

"This is not about what I believe."

Actually, the disagreement here IS about the beliefs you've pretty vigorously stated.

"It's about if Jon from the article can call police about someone smoking pot in his complex. The response to that article by Chief John Orzech was pretty plain."

No, it's not. If that is the information Jon actually seeks, then Jon shouldn't be allowed to be unsupervised. It's patently obvious that anyone with access to a phone CAN call the police non-emergency line, and if their complaint isn't appropriate, they'll be informed of that. As far as the chief's answer, he's an agent of the state, and we can expect a certain bias in his official answer.

The discussion here is about whether it's an appropriate first course of action, which is what Jon really wants to know. I guess we shouldn't be surprised that you missed that, given that you assumed Semper's suggestion of politely discussing the problem with the neighbor meant shooting him. When he corrected you on that, if you were, as you claim, not completely bent on the police being the first response, you could have said, "oh, well if that's what you mean, then yeah, you could do that." But no, you had to double down on the police being the only valid response.

SamAdams

Oh, please. There are "crimes" (technically against the law, but SHOULD they be?), and then there are CRIMES (those that, you know, actually HURT other people).

I've yet to report a jaywalker, somebody rolling a stop sign at 2 in the morning (unless they SWERVED through the roll), someone who has a lawn measuring just a TITCH too long for my sensibilities (or City ordinances), the people who don't shovel their sidewalks within a certain amount of time after a snowfall, a demonstrably friendly dog outside and off a leash just long enough for a quick rest stop while his master watches from the front porch, or the nice lady down the street who (horror of horrors!) planted a few flowers around the base of a tree ON THE BOULEVARD.

Nope, I save my tattling for things like break-ins or vandalism, overtly THREATENING loose dogs, screams in the night, fires...you know, things that, like, actually cause harm and, like, MATTER.

By your own definition, you ought to be reporting every last one of those people that I don't. So. ARE you? And if you're not, then I guess we're not all that different after all, eh? And the immortal words of PeeWee Herman now come to mind: "I know you are, but what am I?"

Bluto

So , you'd be cool if this guy , or gal was , maybe selling a little pot from his apartment as well ? Your cool with the kind of shady characters that maybe coming and going ? What if there are children or elderly people in this apartment building as well ? Who is looking out for them ? Certainly not the guy getting baked .

Nemesis

If you don't have a problem with people using it, AS YOU CLAIM, then why should you have a problem with them buying and selling it? Or did you mean to say you don't have a problem with them using it PROVIDED magical pixies make it appear in their pocket?

Bluto

Again , If it is made legal (which it is not at this time) I wouldn't have a problem with it , because it wouldn't be allowed to be sold out of a person's home . You get it ?

Nemesis

1. So you essentially farm out your moral judgment to the government.

2.Why wouldn't it be allowed to be sold out of a person's home? I can have a garage sale and sell tomatoes from my garden, along with any number of other goods. Ever hear of craigslist and eBay?

totallyamazed

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Kinda surprised by this response SA.
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SamAdams

How exactly could you be surprised that a constitutional libertarian wouldn't consider a victimless "crime" to be a crime?

totallyamazed

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To me, you've seemed to be conservative in nature. Fiscally, definitely politically, and I assumed morally.

The letter writer didn't mention any additional trouble they may have with the pot smoker but I'd venture to say many conservatives would figure that some sort of trouble may also be occurring. Beside, if Jon has children or if there are children in the building they may not want them exposed to the lifestyle that (may) also be in that type of environment but once again, this is assumed from a conservative point of view.

That said, is a couple of peace loving individuals sitting around smoking a joint a crime? yes. Does it warrant police intervention? depends on who's smoking it and the other crap they bring to the table. That's my conservative point of view.

I appreciate you clarifying your POV.
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SamAdams

Then we agree more than it appears. My point is that I don't care if you smoke a joint after work instead of enjoying a cocktail, and I wouldn't tattle on you if I knew you did. For the record, I personally don't indulge in either, but that isn't the point.

In his note, all Jon mentions is an odor he believes to be marijuana. He doesn't complain of unsavory visitors at all (or any) hours, nor does he mention fights or the like. If he had, I still wouldn't call the police based on the odor alone, but I WOULD report any problems that represented a clear and present danger to me or my property. The smoking doesn't; "the other crap they bring to the table" does.

totallyamazed

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I agree
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Nemesis

"Beside, if Jon has children or if there are children in the building they may not want them exposed to the lifestyle that"

There are plenty of people who don't want their kids exposed to various lifestyles, but our housing laws deny them that choice.

Peninsula Pundit

You know it, Mr. Adams.
Bluto, as well.
He has taken a bully from a cartoon as his monicker.
What would you expect?

Bluto

Actually, It is from Animal House .

Nemesis

So then, a chemically addled degenerate. That's SOOOO much better.

Bluto

Who needs alcohol to be a degenerate ? Besides , at the end of the movie Bluto goes on to become a U.S. senator . Life imitates art eh ?

Nemesis

You don't NEED alcohol, but it doesn't hurt the cause.

"Besides , at the end of the movie Bluto goes on to become a U.S. senator"

So, then, it's your contention that represents some sort of character redemption? REALLY?

Peninsula Pundit

How telling!
Does not recognize 'Bluto' from Popeye but instead claims a attribution to a burn-out in a frat party movie.
Wow.
No more need be said.

Bluto

PP , and Nem. You obviously DO need something to mellow you out if you get all butt-hurt over such things . Judging from all your paranoid comments about the man trying to bring you down , you must be hiding in your rooms puffing away nearly 24/7 . You guys bring to mind the lyrics from the old "Afroman" song "Because I Got High" " I gonna stop singing this song cause I'm high , I'm singing this whole thing wrong because I'm high ,And if I don't sell one copy I'll know why ,Cause I'm high ,Cause I'm high , Cause I'm high , La la da da da da la da da da shoobe do be do wa ; ))))))

Nemesis

So now you're joining Thinkagain's idiot brigade with the "anyone who disagrees with me must be on drugs" rant. You're known by the company you keep. But then, your positions show that you share Thinkagain's true religion - worshipping Caesar.

As for butt-hurt, I find all this highly amusing.

Bluto

Your too easy : ))) And that's rich about me and Thinkagain being of like mind . I really doubt that he , or anyone else who has seen he, and I debate toe to toe before would agree . Try to remember this is all in good fun , and to Thinkagain , try not to hurt yourself laughing at Nemesis's comment , Bra ; )

Nemesis

You're both statists. You pray to the same deity, you just ask for different things.

Bluto

Tell me ,how many nations have been built and thrive on anarchy ? As far as praying to the same deity . How would you know my beliefs ? Are you psychic now as well as a delusional paranoid ? Hilarious !!

Dilligaff

What about cigarettes? They're completely legal and help people cope with stressful situations, yet plenty of people don't like the smell. If you had a downstairs neighbor that smoked heavily and the smoke and smell drifted up and made your house smell, would you complain, if you were a non smoker? Of course you would. Why should people that don't smoke pot be okay with their home smelling like it?

totallyamazed

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A+
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Nemesis

The point being, you wouldn't immediately say go to jail, go directly to jail, do not pass GO, do not collect $200.

You'd have a conversation with them, then with the landlord, then with the city housing office, before calling the police.

Dilligaff

I had neighbors previously in a similar situation, it wasn't fun for me to have my small child ask what the yucky smell was. I didn't appreciate him breathing it in, like Bluto said.
Do the pro-pot people on here seriously wonder why others have an issue with people that smoke? We don't want to smell it! We don't want our kids to smell it! Have some courtesy towards others.

totallyamazed

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A+
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Nemesis

You're conflating issues. I'm not pro-pot. In fact, the sight of someone smoking ANYTHING, even on TV, makes me nauseated.

That doesn't mean I feel the fascist need to make everyone live according to my preferences. The issue is with calling the police being the first and only response, with no intermediate steps.

Bluto

Where did it say in the article that calling police was the first attempt to reconcile the situation ? He just said the landlord was out of town . Now who is jumping to conclusions?

Nemesis

See my response above.

SemperFi 1775

Bluto.... any ties to the Bar in Norwalk? Your stance on why weed is so bad would make perfect since if it takes $ from you. "I wouldn't have been caught if it weren't for those meddling kid's"

Bluto

No , not affiliated , Shaggy ; )))

pntbutterandjelly

My spouse is a wonderful cook and uses a variety of herbs and some, when heated, smell like marijuana. The food is DELICIOUS and the more I eat the more I want. The only problem is I start to laugh a lot while eating my second or third helping and then... I get really drowsy. I am especially fond of the brownies!

I'm just sayin'.

SemperFi 1775

I admire the fact that you are willing to enjoy something with your husband. It is often difficult for people to see matters in a less than black and white way of thinking and that causes me frustration. Long live your happy giggling marriage!

Dr. Information

To answer your question. Yes you have every right to call the police. Smoking addictive weed is illegal.

SemperFi 1775

Reefer madness!!!!!

Dilligaff

So none of the pro-pot people have a response about my cigarette comment? Does it make too much sense?

Nemesis

Yes, I responded - see above. You might also want to google "straw man fallacy"

queenjhb

New report out, weed harms your brain. Medical marijuana [ helps some w/ seizures / pain/ helps w nausea] children, infants & anyone that doesn't want that weed smell on them or there clothing [really stinks] shouldn't have to have to put up with it, ask the landlord to handle this problem .

doratheexplorer

well apartment life isn't for everyone maybe it is time to move

Dilligaff

So someone should have to move because their neighbors smoke smelly things that affect others? You are an idiot.

ladydye_5

Being that it is an apartment house, if it is NON SMOKING then yes by all means call your landlord. As for weed being legal or not. Even if/when it becomes legal that does not mean that all apartment houses will become SMOKING allowed. If a landlord/owner does not allow smoking, that is it. NO Smoking. Cigarettes are legal, but not allowed in many apartments or even rental homes. Weed becomes legal that does not mean that all landlord/owners need to allow it in their rental properties.

doratheexplorer

That isn't very nice Dilligaff. I am not an idiot.

2cents's picture
2cents

Go outside and smoke like people in most apartment buildings do. If you live in a smoking allowed building, look for another place to live without smoking of any kind allowed. If this building is non smoking and they are smoking they should be removed, real simple.

Dr. Information

Weed is addictive, and horrible for you. Stop the addiction now.

Ralph J.

Dr. Information >>>>> Bagdad Bob >>>> Brain Dead

Listen to the music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

Peninsula Pundit

No sense asking you for proof, since there is none......

Dr. Information

How addictive is weed?

Weed is fairly addictive. The bottom line is that weed can trigger euphoric effect. When people smoke weed, the THC in the marijuana travels directly to the cannabinoid receptors in the nerve endings in the brain. These receptors regulate memory, coordination, higher cognitive function, and the pleasure receptors. Weed also affects the naturally occurring chemicals in the brain and in effect disrupts these various processes, thus producing a high. Over time, overstimulation of the brain can alter CBR receptors, which leads to physical dependence on weed and addiction.
http://drug.addictionblog.org/is...

Contrary to common belief, marijuana is addictive. Estimates from research suggest that about 9 percent of users become addicted to marijuana; this number increases among those who start young (to about 17 percent, or 1 in 6) and among people who use marijuana daily (to 25-50 percent).

Long-term marijuana users trying to quit report withdrawal symptoms including irritability, sleeplessness, decreased appetite, anxiety, and drug craving, all of which can make it difficult to abstain. Behavioral interventions, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational incentives (i.e., providing vouchers for goods or services to patients who remain abstinent) have proven to be effective in treating marijuana addiction. Although no medications are currently available, recent discoveries about the workings of the endocannabinoid system offer promise for the development of medications to ease withdrawal, block the intoxicating effects of marijuana, and prevent relapse.

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publica...

Nemesis

Did you have a point that is actually relevant to the topic at hand?

Dr. Information

PP ask for proof that weed is addictive and not good for you. Proof provided.

Nemesis

His request was equally irrelevant, but it was just a one liner. You didn't have to follow him down the rabbit hole.

Peninsula Pundit

Oddly enough, Down the Rabbit Hole was the name of the head shop I bought my first bong in Athens, Ohio.
Ah, to be in Athens now that spring is in the air.
And so much for the memory loss claim as well.

Peninsula Pundit

WHILE going to Ohio U. and holding a 4.0 in my major and a 3.3 cumulative, BTW.

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The Hero Zone

When I was there I had campus security ask me what I had in my hand thinking my didgeridoo was a bong. Ah, good times.

A Young Adult's...

The neighbor has every right to call the cops. Why shouldn't they? The smell of pot is disturbing and gross, and last time I checked pot is ILLEGAL.

Even if it were legal, it would be up to the neighbor to not be an *** and go outside to smoke it. Other people in the building shouldn't have to suffer because of one person's bad habit.

Nemesis

NO ONE has said that they should.
Google "straw man fallacy"

Dr. Information

The smell of pot IS really disgusting. Back in my younger days when I was a young lad in college I had friends that enjoyed the occasional joint. Nasty. Made their clothes smell like a garbage can and their breath smelled literally like dog crap.

SemperFi 1775

I have met with Dr.'s that had dog booty breathe and less than attractive clothes. While attending college your "friends" enjoyed the "occasional joint" was this undergraduate or are you sharing with us that those dog booty breathe having doctors I met with could be your friends?
I know it's illegal but the golden rule stands above all. John's neighbor's should be more considerate, John could put a note under the door.
No matter what the conservatives or liberals say here, Pot has been around for centuries and a few people on this forum definitely won't change that.

chongo

Amazing how this has gotten so many comments, and honestly I'm not reading all of them because most of it will be just dirt throwing and nonsense. The Main point here is this. They person who is smelling it doesn't like it and shouldn't have to put up with it at all. If it's the smell of pot, cigs, loud music, ETC, it doesn't matter. In an apartment, and I've had this myself in an apartment before, those things work their way into your home why should you have to deal with it?

It's called RESPECT. Be respectful enough of your neighbors and think of the people around you. I don't want to hear about your "rights" as a smoker, drinker, music fan, ETC. When your in your home, fine. Go buy a house and do what you wish. When your in an apartment, you are living with others and you have to RESPECT them also. Too many people in this world are lacking in that one little, and very simple work/action. RESPECT.

Tinker1080

For the love of Christ, people!!!
Yes, if its bothersome to you or if you see people doing/selling drugs and that drug (marijuana) is illegal in your state. Yes, you have the right to report it....
Now everyone can stop harassing each other with their opposing views..

Peninsula Pundit

Yeah, like your opinion is the defining moment.
Get over yourself.

Bluto

Geez PP , You sure do like riding b!tch on the comments . Being a YES MAN must be your day job.

Nemesis

Kettle to pot. Color check. Over.

Peninsula Pundit

The only dog 'round here is You, dearie.

Bluto

No , more like a cat that plays with its prey ; ) Hey , PP and Nem ,You have both been sniffing my comments way after they were wrote . Just check out the timelines , Johnnycomelatelys . I guess that sloooow reaction time from pot smoking isn't a myth after all : ))))

worddrow811

Attention Sandusky Register, you need to collect the best of the blog comments and make them available as a booklet or book. The entertainment value is priceless!

m...w...k

No I wouldn't report it. Pointless for all sides involved

WaterStreetCooncat

Something I don't enjoy is going through a grocery store & smelling fresh, potent UNsmoked pot on some thug/thugette in line with 2 cart loads of junk food, wearing gold chains & $200 shoes, and paying for their "high end" crap with a B.E.T Card....mean while he's carrying around a pound of funk & will make more cash than I do in a month.

pntbutterandjelly

My neighbor cooks (or smokes) with a LOT of garlic and it smells ungodly terrible to me. It irritates me so much it causes my blood pressure to rise by 40 points and I also get hives. Then I get dizzy and light-headed too. Once I passed out from it all with a light candle in my hand and nearly had an apartment fire. Should I talk with my neighbor, the landlord, the cops, the garlic manufacturer or the grocery store? Or...should I buy a respirator and forget the whole thing?

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