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#265613 31-Jan-2020 18:28
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New neighbours regularly smoke up , drifts to our house, can't stand the smell . . . 

 

How to stop them ? Not sure the police are interested in this. 


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  #2410875 31-Jan-2020 18:37
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You could talk to them...

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  #2410877 31-Jan-2020 18:38
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Be cool. Go have a friendly chat and request if they can please smoke in a different area of their outdoor section. You must be really really close to your neighbour to be able to get a strong smell. Snitches get stitches they say so do not involve police.





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  #2410879 31-Jan-2020 18:42
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billgates:

 

Be cool. Go have a friendly chat and request if they can please smoke in a different area of their outdoor section. You must be really really close to your neighbour to be able to get a strong smell. Snitches get stitches they say so do not involve police.

 

 

 

 

Too scared to talk to them. . . i've already told them to stop it once before. I don't think they're nice people. 

 

 

 

[edit] not sure what you mean about being really close -- can smell this from 15 metres away... wind in the right direction (westerly), easy to smell.  Worse at night as the kids rooms fill up with the smell. 

 

 


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  #2410883 31-Jan-2020 18:48
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Guess you just have to put up with it or buy a can of air freshener!

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  #2410884 31-Jan-2020 18:50
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Too scared to talk to them. . . i've already told them to stop it once before. I don't think they're nice people. 

 

 

Try talking to them nicely again one more time over your fence rather than you facing them at their front door if you feel they could get violent. Just explain that you get headaches or something when the smell covers over to your side. Maybe have someone record a video/audio from your side while you talk to them over the fence without them knowing you are recording so you have evidence if you need to escalate to police if it turns into a threatening argument. I would also install security cameras at front and back of your house if you do not have them already.





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  #2410885 31-Jan-2020 18:50
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The kids can do without the exposure for sure.



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  #2410891 31-Jan-2020 19:19
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billgates:

 

surfisup1000:

 

Too scared to talk to them. . . i've already told them to stop it once before. I don't think they're nice people. 

 

 

Try talking to them nicely again one more time over your fence rather than you facing them at their front door if you feel they could get violent. Just explain that you get headaches or something when the smell covers over to your side. Maybe have someone record a video/audio from your side while you talk to them over the fence without them knowing you are recording so you have evidence if you need to escalate to police if it turns into a threatening argument. I would also install security cameras at front and back of your house if you do not have them already.

 

 

Thanks, will consider this. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2410893 31-Jan-2020 19:20
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Haven't heard a story like this since about '69.

 

Seriously though, it must be very crappy quality weed if they're needing to smoke so much of it that you can smell more than an occasional waft.

 

So don't forget to vote "yes".  Reasons:

 

Your neighbours should then be able to buy decent quality weed which won't stink out the neighbourhood (and is probably much less harmful for them to be smoking).

 

If it still did bother you, then at least you could talk to them in less threatening circumstances - at the moment, whatever you do, you're at risk of being perceived as some kind of a vigilante who's threatening to narc on them.

 

They're probably supporting the finances of organised crime syndicates by buying from them, and they'll continue to do so so long as it's illegal - regardless of what you do. 


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  #2410898 31-Jan-2020 19:45
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While you can smell it, just say on the other side of the fence "I am not looking to start anything but this is right next to my kids bedroom guys. As parents we can't let our kids get high from our neighbors second hand weed smoke."

See what they say.

Linux not sure if your reply is a joke? 'Put up with up' is not ok - this is a psycoactive substance some stranger is exposing Ops kids to. This is not ok. Kids deserve to be in an environment where they're not forced to get high from inconsiderate neighbours.

 

 

 

I also agree with billgates though - set up cameras ASAP.

 

I know a few weed smokers on both ends of the spectrum - Functional smokers who smoke to replace alcohol and those who do it on top of medication/to replace medication for mental health. 

 

Hoping your stoners are the former, not the latter; Likely the latter though hopefully you can do except try and reason with them especially when there are kids involved.


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  #2410910 31-Jan-2020 20:25
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tehgerbil: >Linux not sure if your reply is a joke? 'Put up with up' is not ok - this is a psycoactive substance some stranger is exposing Ops kids to. This is not ok. Kids deserve to be in an environment where they're not forced to get high from inconsiderate neighbours.


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If the kids are getting high from someone smoking a joint outside 15 metres away that must be some biblical weed.


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  #2410912 31-Jan-2020 20:34
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I think when someone is saying "I guess you'll have to put up with it" after all that was said is saying it because the OP is asking for advice but countering any advice by saying "tried that, didnt work" -- what is the other alternative other than putting up with it? Might have to involve the police if they arent nice people. I've had my own interactions with druggies high on meth around my mother's place, it isn't nice, but it doesn't just go away by itself and they rarely listen to a neighbour or their relatives.


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  #2410913 31-Jan-2020 20:43
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Police.


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  #2410917 31-Jan-2020 21:02
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If you "told them to stop" then you went about it all wrong. You politely ask and point out the reasons why you are asking, such as the kids' room filling with the smoke/smell. You catch more flies with honey, as they say.






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  #2410922 31-Jan-2020 21:13
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Contact the landlord with your concerns.





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  #2410923 31-Jan-2020 21:14
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lNomNoml:

 

Police.

 

 

Yup - blasting them with "Every Breath You Take" from a boombox by a snooping neighbour should send the messages on a few different levels. Shakespearean suggestion, if a bit economical on word(s).


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