So you’re an avid enjoyer of cannabis.
And you’re currently living in an apartment or renting out a home.
However, you’re now wondering if it’s possible that you can get evicted for smoking cannabis at your pad.
So can you?
Well, that’s what we will cover in this blog post. We’ll go over:
- Cannabis legality
- Your lease
- Alternatives to smoking
The first aspect of knowing if you can get evicted is checking cannabis legality where you live.
For the sake of convenience, we’re going to stick to discussing cannabis law in the United States.
In the U.S., cannabis comes in two legal categories:
Both are the same species, with the only distinction being that hemp has a 0.3% or less concentration of Delta-9 THC. Marijuana contains any concentration that is higher than this.
Hemp is legal in all 50 states, while marijuana’s status can range from legal for all purposes, legal for only medicinal purposes, decriminalized, or fully illegal.
Generally speaking, an excellent place to start is to check with your state and local laws. If you aren’t breaking any rules, there generally should be no threat of eviction if you smoke at your home.
After determining which products are legal in your state, you’re going to want to check with your lease.
Sometimes a lease will prohibit smoking of any kind, even tobacco, on the property. Other times it may only ban smoking indoors.
So if you’re not sure, make sure you send an email to your landlord or property manager to find out their policy on the subject matter.
Alternatives to Smoking
If your lease has limitations on smoking cannabis, there are several options you might want to look into.
Cannabis, whether it is marijuana or Delta-8, can be vaped. This can be a great alternative, especially if you set on inhalation. There are two ways you can vape cannabis. The first is with a 510 or disposable vape that uses pre-made liquid. The second is with an herbal vaporizer that heats the flower, allowing vaporization of cannabinoids without combusting the material.
You can also eat cannabis. There are plenty of great edibles out there on the market, from gummies to cereal bars and beyond.
Finally, we have tinctures. A tincture is a bottle with a dropper containing a liquid that may consist of carrier oil and a cannabinoid. If taken under the tongue, you may get a faster onset of effects than edibles. Plus, you can use tinctures to top off food and drink items as an alternative method of ingestion.
There’s no universal answer to if you can get evicted for smoking cannabis. However, the best route is to first check with your local laws, check your lease, and find alternatives if you can’t smoke.