ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Many states have legalized recreational marijuana, but it’s usually restricted to use outside of the general public.
This means that people can only really do this in a private residence, such as their own home or someone else’s. However, can you call the police if you see your neighbor smoking weed?
While this may be legal at the state level, homeowner associations may have a different opinion, according to Harris Bricken’s Law. They can’t ban smoking marijuana in a person’s home if it’s legal, but they can get involved in some states if it becomes a nuisance to others.
Most HOA rules deal with the use of marijuana in common areas. This includes when the smell of smoke wafts from a neighbor’s yard into these common areas or into another person’s premises. Even if it is legal, the HOA may try to ban these cases because it affects others.
There are certain cases where a person has the right to file a complaint under Don’t pay.
This includes, as mentioned above, when the smoke reaches another person’s property. Complaints may also be filed if a child is exposed to smoke or if a group that smokes marijuana may be involved in illegal activities.
It is recommended that residents speak to their neighbors first before going to court. If legal action is required, residents should ensure they can provide evidence before contacting the police.
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