This week we have another marijuana question for Ask Landlord Hank this time about the smell of marijuana in an apartment hallway reported by a tenant. Remember Landlord Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal advice.
Dear Landlord Hank,
My tenant reported a faint smell of marijuana in the hallway, but does not know which apartment. What are the procedures to be taken, if any? -Tessa
Dear Landlord Tessa,
I don’t know what state you are in, but marijuana usage is legal in some places, and in other states, medical usage of marijuana is allowed.
I would contact all tenants and let them know, in general, that illegal drug usage will not be tolerated and is in direct violation of your lease.
I would then ask the tenant that made the report to see if, in the future, he or she can tell which apartment the problem is coming from.
This way you can speak directly to that tenant, without letting the tenant smoking marijuana know where you got the information. Good luck and hope this works.
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