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CharlieandLola Avatar
8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
to smoke cannabis in yor own home?

And no, it's not me doing it !! Moved a couple of months ago and already I want to strangle my neighbours. I went upstairs one day and the whole of the upstairs smelt really strongly of something, couldn't figure out what it was. Even my toddlers room and my little girls room smelt. Anyway, this carried on quite a few times a week and I couldn't understand it until a friend came round, went to the toilet and asked me why the whole of my upstairs smelt like cannabis. I'm only attached to my neighbours on one side, so it's obviously them and I'm really not happy with my upstairs stinking of it, and more importantly my kids rooms smelling of it.

I've never even seen them to talk to, they seem to hole themselves up, and when I do bump into them I'll be asking them to move their bed from against the wall as the 'banging' noises where the headboard is hitting the wall every night is so bad that you can hear it downstairs in my living room and kitchen, like they're hammering on the wall to put a shelf up - that's how bad it is ! Makes for a good night round my house - come round and hear the neighbours at it no matter where you are in the house, then put a bet on as to whether you can go upstairs for a wee without thinking you've walked into a cannabis farm !
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#1
i would ring crimestoppers personally, and tell them annonymously that you think they are dealing and they will soon get raided, that should stop it for a while.

you can even report online http://www.crime-stoppers.org.uk/
#2
shanecr
i would ring crimestoppers personally, and tell them annonymously that you think they are dealing and they will soon get raided, that should stop it for a while.

you can even report online http://www.crime-stoppers.org.uk/


Lying to the Police is never a good idea.
#3
thesaint
Lying to the Police is never a good idea.


who is lying to the police?? you?? me i would voice my concerns to independent charity designed to help the public help themselves, when they are maybe too frightened to call the police direct.
#4
Tell the dibble that you think they may be cultivating it in their roof space due to the strong smell coming through, also is your loft partitioned from theirs as not all older houses are! Using think and may eliminates you from actually lying!
#5
shanecr
who is lying to the police?? you?? me i would voice my concerns to independent charity designed to help the public help themselves, when they are maybe too frightened to call the police direct.


The OP asked a question about the legalities of smoking cannabis.

They never stated that they believe their neighbours are dealing it or that they are too frightened to call the Police.

Lets say you have your wish, and they get a dawn raid and they find 1 spliff and a half eaten packet of biscuits, do you think it would be worth it to "Stop it for a while". :thinking:
#6
harlzter
Tell the dibble that you think they may be cultivating it in their roof space due to the strong smell coming through, also is your loft partitioned from theirs as not all older houses are! Using think and may eliminates you from actually lying!


i said think too. its an assumption not an accusation :)
#7
shanecr
i would ring crimestoppers personally, and tell them annonymously that you think they are dealing and they will soon get raided, that should stop it for a while.

you can even report online http://www.crime-stoppers.org.uk/



If the police did raid their house, I'd be interested to know how much they have in there considering the frequency they're stinking my house out. Although I really don't think they're dealing. Asking them to move their bed is just asking them to be considerate, which I'm hopeful they'll be understanding about, but if they're legally allowed to smoke this in their home then I don't think I can really say much, which is why I'm hoping it's illegal so I've got a bit of clout behind me if they're awkward or nasty
#8
its their house let then do as they wish
#9
thesaint
The OP asked a question about the legalities of smoking cannabis.

They never stated that they believe their neighbours are selling it or that they are too frightened to call the Police.

Lets say you have your wish, and they get a dawn raid and they find 1 spliff and a half eaten packet of biscuits, do you think it would be worth it to "Stop it for a while". :thinking:


yup, cos one 'spliff' is all it takes to stink out your neighbours house. :whistling:
banned#10
Charlie&Lola
If the police did raid their house, I'd be interested to know how much they have in there considering the frequency they're stinking my house out. Although I really don't think they're dealing. Asking them to move their bed is just asking them to be considerate, which I'm hopeful they'll be understanding about, but if they're legally allowed to smoke this in their home then I don't think I can really say much, which is why I'm hoping it's illegal so I've got a bit of clout behind me if they're awkward or nasty


have you thought of knocking their door, maybe they would be considerate if they realised
#11
harlzter
Tell the dibble that you think they may be cultivating it in their roof space due to the strong smell coming through, also is your loft partitioned from theirs as not all older houses are! Using think and may eliminates you from actually lying!



As far as I'm aware, from what I've seen in my loft, it's all 'mine' and there are no gaps up there in the dividing wall. Although, if it was being grown up there, I'd imagine I could smell it day or night whenever I chucked yet another box up there (which has been very frequently with still trying to settle in :-D )
#12
sassie
have you thought of knocking their door, maybe they would be considerate if they realised


I completely agree with this. If your assumptions are correct and they think they've been rumbled, then I would bet that they would bend over backwards to be helpful.

It's far better to deal with the problem straight off rather than fret and worry about it.
#13
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#14
sassie
have you thought of knocking their door, maybe they would be considerate if they realised


I've thought about it, but I'm not too sure to be honest about the type of people they are. Without going into detail, you can tell from their front garden that they don't really take pride in where they live and I'm not too sure how they'd react. And I'm concerned about dodging all the cat poo in their garden just to get to the front door :-D

Although if I did find out what they were smoking was illegal, I'd probably go round and mention both problems, rather than have to go round twice and look like a proper whinging neighbour !
#15
Thanks for that Shanecr.

Reading through, it's unlikely that the police would be bothered, although they do have a child there living with them, which according to that is a little bit more than a slap on the wrists.

Well, in that case, I think I'll go round this weekend and have a little work - and put on a pair of trainers I'm not really bothered about incase the cat poo in their garden gets me :-D
banned#16
Charlie&Lola
I've thought about it, but I'm not too sure to be honest about the type of people they are. Without going into detail, you can tell from their front garden that they don't really take pride in where they live and I'm not too sure how they'd react. And I'm concerned about dodging all the cat poo in their garden just to get to the front door :-D

Although if I did find out what they were smoking was illegal, I'd probably go round and mention both problems, rather than have to go round twice and look like a proper whinging neighbour !


I do understand your concerns, i dont think having an unkept garden makes them unapproachable and as you stated you where gonna mention there love making racket felt they where obviously approachable, hence my post. Sometimes we jump in head frst to things and then wish we hadn't
#17
Maybe the smell isnt cannibis in the first place, and your neighbors may get offended by you accusing them of smoking it. Juts make sure that the smell is 100% cannibis.
#18
Charlie&Lola

Reading through, it's unlikely that the police would be bothered, although they do have a child there living with them, which according to that is a little bit more than a slap on the wrists.


It depends on how bored your local force are, personally, I don't think that they would be at all interested. Instigating a dawn raid would not be fair on the child that lives in the house.

I don't know how approachable they are, but a quick word may be all it takes. I wouldn't tell them about the legalities of it, I would go down the route of someone in your house having asthma or something like that.
#19
So, that's a whole universe of supposition because one guy thought it was cannabis???
Talk to them and not 'Look here, this is the way....'
Almost everyone is really nice, if you are nice to them.
#20
chesso
So, that's a whole universe of supposition because one guy thought it was cannabis???
Talk to them and not 'Look here, this is the way....'
Almost everyone is really nice, if you are nice to them.



It's not just one person - I've also asked the opinion of a couple of other people, without saying what the others said, and they said exactly the same thing. I'd never dream of going round there and giving it the big 'this is how it is' line because I'm not that type of person, I'm actually reasonable and not aggressive but if people start getting agressive or unreasonable with me then I won't just run away and do nothing, especially when my kids rooms stink of it,


manzi
Maybe the smell isnt cannibis in the first place, and your neighbors may get offended by you accusing them of smoking it. Juts make sure that the smell is 100% cannibis.


I wasn't going to say it outright. I was going to act all innocent and go along the lines of 'are you smoking anything strong quite often as it's coming through into my house really badly and even my kids have commented on it, despite my efforts to block up the air vents, so was wondering if there was anything similar you could do your side'
1 Like #21
well...... I do understand that weed smeels bad.. when being grown or smoked.. I infact am very considerate and go outside and have the odd joint in my garden shed.

If they are growing it let me know were you are as I cant get any for love or money at the moment. So infact if anybody knows anyone with some good green let me know...

Cheers .. dont grass them up they might know some dodgy people and before you know it a war will start out and you will most likely be the loser... If you cant beat them join em.. thats wot i recommend ask them if they can get you some good weed, tell him the stuff that you can smell will do and while your at at ask if you can watch em shagging.... I am infact quite jealous of your situation.. It would bring a ray of light into my dull life..
#22
ps..... I bet they dont even realise that you can smell it......
[helper]#23
Charlie&Lola
Thanks for that Shanecr.

Reading through, it's unlikely that the police would be bothered, although they do have a child there living with them, which according to that is a little bit more than a slap on the wrists.


How old is their child? If you think the child is at risk then maybe social services should be involved.....
#24
Jonniefun
well...... I do understand that weed smeels bad.. when being grown or smoked.. I infact am very considerate and go outside and have the odd joint in my garden shed.

If they are growing it let me know were you are as I cant get any for love or money at the moment. So infact if anybody knows anyone with some good green let me know...

Cheers .. dont grass them up they might know some dodgy people and before you know it a war will start out and you will most likely be the loser... If you cant beat them join em.. thats wot i recommend ask them if they can get you some good weed, tell him the stuff that you can smell will do and while your at at ask if you can watch em shagging.... I am infact quite jealous of your situation.. It would bring a ray of light into my dull life..



:-D Jealous wouldn't be the word I'd use, but that was funny to read !


gari189
How old is their child? If you think the child is at risk then maybe social services should be involved.....



I don't think it's very old - maybe 5-6 years. But I don't think cannabis is a risk, is it? I honestly don't know, all I do know is I don't want it around my children in any shape or form but didn't know whether I've had a leg to stand on if I ask them to do something with their vents
#25
Just slip into conversation that one of your visiting relatives is on "The Force" and his wife a "Social worker"and has commented about the strange smell of herbal tobacco, maybe that he needs to get his arrest quota up too, be convincing but dont over do it! Might give them a reality check!
#26
Charlie&Lola

I don't think it's very old - maybe 5-6 years. But I don't think cannabis is a risk, is it? I honestly don't know, all I do know is I don't want it around my children in any shape or form but didn't know whether I've had a leg to stand on if I ask them to do something with their vents


Social Services will only be concerned with how the use of cannabis is effecting the parenting given by your neighbours. The use of illegal drugs does not make a person a bad parent.
#27
Just have a word, ask if they could smoke downstairs instead or outside.
They might not take it well but hey you don't lose anything by asking nicely :)
#28
shanecr
i would ring crimestoppers personally, and tell them annonymously that you think they are dealing and they will soon get raided, that should stop it for a while.

you can even report online http://www.crime-stoppers.org.uk/


Are you for real this is a joke isn't it
These people have got kids in the house and you want the old bill to raid the house with no proof :w00t:
your playing a dangerous game when you start doing things like this.
#29
harlzter
Just slip into conversation that one of your visiting relatives is on "The Force" and his wife a "Social worker"and has commented about the strange smell of herbal tobacco, maybe that he needs to get his arrest quota up too, be convincing but dont over do it! Might give them a reality check!


Had thought of something along those lines, saying my friend was in the forces and is very anti drugs, so just giving you a heads up as she visits quite often and you can smell something very strong most nights.... Didn't know if that sounded believable though?


thesaint
Social Services will only be concerned with how the use of cannabis is effecting the parenting given by your neighbours. The use of illegal drugs does not make a person a bad parent.


I agree. It is always after 9pm, so I'd assume the little one is fast asleep and doesn't see any of this. If they want their child in a house smelling like that all the time, then as long as there's no effect on their child then that's their choice.


fly123uk
Just have a word, ask if they could smoke downstairs instead or outside.
They might not take it well but hey you don't lose anything by asking nicely :)


Don't think downstairs or outside is an option as the evening ritual seems to be 'go upstairs early evening, have a bit (or a lot !) of a smoke then hammer the headboard into the wall as noisily as possible. Although if they went outside, they could try and set up the old tv that's already out there and sit on the wash basket that's next to it, or put together the old bedframe that's also out there, if they wanted some real comfort :-D

waterloo
Are you for real this is a joke isn't it
These people have got kids in the house and you want the old bill to raid the house with no proof :w00t:
your playing a dangerous game when you start doing things like this.



That's not a route I'm going to go down for someone that's just smoking a joint or 5 most evenings. If they were dealers then obviously that's a different matter, but I was never intending to just call the police in over this. If I didn't have kids and it wasn't going anywhere that they could smell it, then it wouldn't be an issue. I just wanted to know whether it was legal or not so I had a rough idea how seriously they'd be listening to me when I mentioned it is coming into my house
#30
If you smell it then obviously this smoke is getting into your living area and is affecting yur health and children.
I know smell of cannabis a mile of,cos tons around here just smoke it openly and you can smell it on person even if they not smoking it.
Yes it is illegal for them to smoke it anywhere including where they live,to have it in their possession is illegal and to grow it is illegal but to have the seeds I believe not which is stupid really.
#31
Yep the seeds are legal up until the point of cultp

[CENTER][COLOR=Red][SIZE=7][FONT=Arial Black]PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK ANY VENTS UP THEY ARE THERE FOR A REASON, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE GAS OR SOLID FUEL HEATING AND ONE OF THOSE IS TO VENTILATE THE ROOM IF THERE ARE ANY CARBON MONOSIDE LEAKS

[COLOR=Black][SIZE=3]You would most likely get more flack from the social services for that than they would for their cannabis!!!![/SIZE][/COLOR]
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#32
Look. I've no idea if it's legal or not to smoke cannabis in your own home - I would suspect that even if it is (small amounts for own use etc), the police would do a raid and add to their targets. If there are loved kids in the place just take a step back. The most dangerous emissions from smoking of cigarettes or whatever are the smallest particulates and they don't travel through walls. I personally, don't think that someone smoking cannabis next door would be dangerous - but what do I know - get on the web!! also, good luck - our kids are precious,but pretty damn resilent!:)
1 Like #33
Just like to add one more thing.....

They will not be able to smell it so they will not have a clue its so bad next dooe... Skunk this days is so strong (not like what it used to be) and people dont want to smoke resin mixed with tobacco any more as it is very hard to finf good resin.
If you knocked on my door and mentioned the smell I would aplogise. They might only be having one joint before they go to bed.. as that will do 2 things... 1 give them a ggod nights sleep and 2 the sex is great while stoned... and i mean Great ...
Also pot heads are not violent it is the opposite to alcohol.

As I can see by all the other idiots on this place giving you VERY BAD advice, I bet they dont even know what weed smeels like or even looks like.

Really I honestly think they dont have a clue that you can smell it as bad as you can. I have been thinking of your options and I have come up with a few suggestions.
1 If you mention the smell to them and they are the typical neighbours from hell, they wont give a **** and the smell will continue, if this happens you wont be able to do any thing elseas they will know its you if were to "Grass em Up"
2 I would just think of some devious way to make them stop.....

I dont think peopel realise the smell you can smell..... Its not like tobacco its like nothing you have ever smell before. I love it the wife hates it.

About the LEGAL side..... The police will laugh at you. They might call round because Cannibis is an illegal substance and you made a complaint but they wont do anything. Just think of how many millions of peopel are smoking weed at the moment at home.

Ps Glad I made you laugh with my first post. Take care and I hope the smell stops soon...
but as with most drugs the smell will stop when they move
#34
Harlzter, the vent I blocked up is one in my bedroom. There is still one in the kitchen, where the boiler is, and another 3 in the living room. I believe the reason for the vents in the bedroom is to do with condensation, but as that's where the smell is the strongest, that's why I thought I'd try that one.



Thanks all for the advice. Think I'm going to politely have a word about both issues and hope they're reasonable. If they're not, then I'll re-think but the police aren't an option because I wouldn't do things like that after already having a word with them otherwise I might as well just knock on their door and tell them what I've done :roll:
#35
Charlie&Lola
Harlzter, the vent I blocked up is one in my bedroom. There is still one in the kitchen, where the boiler is, and another 3 in the living room. I believe the reason for the vents in the bedroom is to do with condensation, but as that's where the smell is the strongest, that's why I thought I'd try that one.



Thanks all for the advice. Think I'm going to politely have a word about both issues and hope they're reasonable. If they're not, then I'll re-think but the police aren't an option because I wouldn't do things like that after already having a word with them otherwise I might as well just knock on their door and tell them what I've done :roll:



The police wouldn't be much help in long run,even if they went round to say there been call to say they been smoking,soon as police gone they going continue at another time anyway,bit like if police come round to loud music complaints,music go off but you can guarantee it be back on again next day or so if not 15mins later!
If they decent folk,they understand your concerns and they wouldn't mind stepping outside when they are smoking this wouldn't be unreasonable for them to do cos they probably well aware that they not meant to be in possession of it anyway and it keep peace for everyone.
But soceity ain't like, with most people they prob tell u to F off and they can do what they like in their own home.
Are you the person who got their trampoline set alight with firework or am I getting you mixed up with another member. If you are and this same neighbour,their attitude wasn't very good with trampoline so don't expect it to be any different with this.

While I know of a lot of people who smoke and its fits well with their lifestyle to have odd smoke and you hear of health benefits for those who take it for health reasons cos helps them relax cos of illness etc,I wouldn't want any of it. My partners brother seriously paranoid amongst other mental issues and to be fair his life is finished because of drug use,in particular cannabis.
#36
Mum2Connor&Cerys
Are you the person who got their trampoline set alight with firework or am I getting you mixed up with another member. If you are and this same neighbour,their attitude wasn't very good with trampoline so don't expect it to be any different with this..


Yes, it was me and the trampoline :-D You've got a good memory there. It was the neighbours on the other side of me that did that. Went round to the others this morning and they wouldn't answer the door. You could hear the little one saying there was someone at the door, so they're either incredibly recluse or just rude. So tonight, going to try plan B and turn the tv on in my bedroom when it starts, louder than usual, and when it stops turn the volume back down. See if they get the subtle hint. Also going to have a look at what I can do inside my house with regards to trying to stop smells coming through as I don't think that's going to stop if they wont even answer their door. Roll on summer when at least I can open the windows to get rid of the smell without freezing to death :-D
#37
Charlie&Lola
Yes, it was me and the trampoline :-D You've got a good memory there. It was the neighbours on the other side of me that did that. Went round to the others this morning and they wouldn't answer the door. You could hear the little one saying there was someone at the door, so they're either incredibly recluse or just rude. So tonight, going to try plan B and turn the tv on in my bedroom when it starts, louder than usual, and when it stops turn the volume back down. See if they get the subtle hint. Also going to have a look at what I can do inside my house with regards to trying to stop smells coming through as I don't think that's going to stop if they wont even answer their door. Roll on summer when at least I can open the windows to get rid of the smell without freezing to death :-D


Recognise the avatar pic,thats why.
Thats weird if they not answer the door! Hope they do go out and take the child out and about.
Perhaps a Air Purifier, would that help?
#38
Charlie&Lola
I don't think it's very old - maybe 5-6 years. But I don't think cannabis is a risk, is it?

I am not 100% sure, but I believe that there are suggestions that it stunts brain development in kids (up to 16 or 18 IIRC). Them not answering isn't a good sign. Was in a similar position a few years back (loud music - both types). Luckily she annoyed someone far more influential than me & was invited to leave.
#39
Go round and have a few with them !!
#40
If you don't believe their the type to just smack you in the mouth, i'd subtley let them know that you can often smell "herbal tobacco" coming through the vents from their house. Let them know it doesn't bother you as long as you can't smell it.

I wouldn't report them without good reason as you may get them in serious trouble.

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