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Some Landlords Want to Ban Newly Legalized Marijuana

By January 6, 2013

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Last month, recreational marijuana became legal in the state of Washington. But some landlords aren't happy with the law and are trying to take action for fear their buildings will go to pot.

According to a report from kirotv.com, landlords in Mercer Island are trying to force tenants to sign a document in which they agree that using marijuana in their apartments, common areas, or within 25 feet of the property can lead to eviction.

Many tenants reportedly are refusing to sign the document, arguing that it imposes a rule that unfairly abridges their rights under the newly passed law.

Do you think a landlord should have the right to bar all recreational use of marijuana, including inside apartments, despite the fact it was just legalized in the state? Whether or not you use marijuana, would you sign such a document?

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