Eight years ago, I decided as a small landlord to go smoke free in my building. Since I do not smoke, that would mean all my future downstairs tenants would not be able to smoke in their units.
When I was interviewed for a Boston Globe article on the subject, the no-smoking in housing movement was just beginning. People knew the dangers of second hand smoke, never mind the smell it leaves in clothing and furniture. The trend continues today as more and more housing goes completely smoke-free.
Enter the Medical Marijuana Bill.
Under the provisions of the State Ballot Initiative, there are no exemptions and protection for landlords, property owners, and other tenants from the harmful impact of second hand smoke coming off that joint your neighbor will be able light up under the new law.
Unless your neighbor is getting their daily dose of pot ingested through a Betty Crocker brownie mix, expect that your right to breathe clean, smoke free air, inside your own condo or apartment has gone up in a puff of smoke.
Readers - what do you think? Does this change your mind on the medical marijuana issue?