This morning I came across a couple articles asking the question: what can I do about my pot smoking neighbors? So, people are being encouraged to rat each other out now. Look, you pay your rent, you should be able to do what you want in your own place, right? Well yes, but unfortunately the delicious smell of cannabis smoke is not appealing to everyone, and your neighbors are being assured that yes, they can call the cops on you. Of course, this is only if you live in a state/country where cannabis is still illegal. If you live in Colorado and your neighbor complains about your habit, all they can do is complain to the landlord because smoking cannabis n private property is perfectly legal. However, your landlord might not be cool with it. If you don’t live in a legal state or country, then you may want to be careful with your smoke, at least until you know that your neighbors are cool. There are precautions that you can take to make sure that your smoke isn’t bothering your neighbors.
Use A Vape
Vapes are popular for a variety of reasons. They’re healthier to use. Your herb tastes better. There’s also no smoke. There’s some vapor, but it’s not close to being as noticeable as smoking from a bong or a joint. Portable vapes are also easier to hide, so you can sit out on your deck and vape discreetly without your neighbors noticing most of the time. This is probably the safest way to consume in your house without attracting the attention of nosy neighbors.
Don’t Smoke Joints
If you don’t have access to a vape, that’s okay. There are other ways to smoke discreetly. One thing that I would advise against doing is smoking joints and blunts. There’s no doubt that joints and blunts are awesome, but there is one glaring issue with them: they burn continuously (if you light them correctly that it). One of the most attractive feature of a joint is that you don’t have to light it constantly. Unfortunately, this means that the smoke is constantly streaming. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, joints and especially blunts, produce a lot of smoke. That smoke has to go somewhere and most of the time it’s going directly into your neighbor’s house.
Be Courteous With Your Smoke
Be courteous about how you smoke. If you live in an apartment complex or duplex, don’t smoke next to your shared wall. Run a fan so that the smoke dissipates. Light incense so the smell won’t be so obvious. Smoke outdoors so you don’t stink up their apartment. Try putting a wet towel underneath your door. If your neighbor comes to talk to you about your smoke, be empathetic. The smell of cannabis smoke is irritating to a lot of people for a variety of reasons. Basically, don’t be a douche.
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