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i think my neighbor is growing weed

I think my neighbor is growing weed

Unlike the police, if you tell your neighbour’s landlord, there’s no guarantee they won’t give away your identity.

The police spokesman said this could depend on a number of variables, including the amount of cannabis, and whether someone has had any previous convictions.

And while you may not be bothered by what other people get up to in their own homes, there’s no denying the smell can be off-putting.

How about if they're renting? What about telling my neighbour's landlord?

Chris Norris, of the National Landlords Association, said: "While we recommend taking references of prospective tenants from former employers or landlords before offering a tenancy, it can also be necessary to make checks on the property after they have moved in.

The notoriously pungent stench may be a sign of a recreational user smoking the odd joint next door or the drug being grown in large quantities close by.

"These should be carried out quarterly if there are any concerns but make sure that you give the tenant or tenants sufficient notice beforehand so as not to disrupt privacy. Lastly, get to know the neighbours and local residents, as they can help alert you should they either see or smell what they suspect to be cannabis use on the property."

What will happen to my neighbours if I call police about them?

Nightmare neighbours smoking cannabis inside their own homes is a common problem for communities across Britain.

There’s an urban myth that you’re allowed to smoke cannabis on private property – but it is completely untrue.

I think my neighbor is growing weed

The detective said most of the mentioned activity happens at night.

“If it looks suspicious and is not what normal people do, there’s probably something not right about it. And the biggest hint or clue of all is the odor,” he said. “A large scale marijuana grow has a distinctive, pungent odor that’s hard to describe, but very noticeable. Sometimes they manage to mask the odor pretty well, but typically at some spot around the house there is a noticeable smell.”

Det. Tom Gottas, of the ‘s narcotics division, said the biggest hint to knowing if your neighbor is growing marijuana is the smell, but there’s some other tips residents should know about as well.

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Living in an apartment doesn’t necessarily mean someone isn’t growing pot either.

Common Signs of Marijuana Grow Operations:

“A lot of these [people] now know we check their trash so they take the trimmings and clippings from the plants, in trash bags, and disgard them in a dumpster at some commercial or retail location,” said Gottas. “Point being that if your neighbor is putting trash bags in his car, when they have regular trash service, and taking them somewhere, that might be suspicious.”

Stow Patch asked a Stow detective for some tips on identifying whether your neighbor is growing pot in their house or apartment. The biggest hint is odor.

Specifically in Stow, Gottas said he and his crew have seen a lot of “windows covered with reflective coverings, fans constantly running exhaust air from what should be a bedroom window, basement windows covered with black plastic, subjects carrying potting soil and fertilizer into the house and garden hoses running into the house.”

If you don’t see large amounts of trash on the tree lawn that doesn’t always mean there isn’t any suspicious vegetative trash somewhere.