Pot smells account for only 15 percent of odor complaints in Denver

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Abner!
It's been called the "sniff-test" proposal, "prudey-pants" ordinance and the Gladys Kravitz rule, in honor of that nosy neighbor from Bewitched. And even though Denver City Council, which faces considerable opposition from residents who don't want the city interfering with what happens on their private property, dialed down the initial proposal to allow pot consumption in back yards (but not on front porches), civil libertarians still think it stinks. So the measure is being revised yet again, and council will consider another draft next Tuesday.

The initial proposal suggested last month by councilman Chris Nevitt would have prohibited even the smell of pot coming from private property -- subjecting violators to hefty fines and criminal charges that could have resulted in up to a year in jail. Now, in the face of continued criticism -- after all, Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana with the passage of Amendment 64 last year, and Denverites just voted to tax sales of the stuff yesterday -- Nevitt is retooling the measure again in advance of the November 12 meeting.

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Doug Linkhart.
In the meantime, consider this: According to information that the Denver Department of Environmental Health shared at the Monday council meeting, this city's residents are bothered by a lot worse odors than marijuana. In 2010, the DEH collected 98 total odor complaints -- seven involving marijuana. In 2011, it heard 118, with eight involving marijuana. In 2012, Denver residents apparently had much more sensitive noses, making 288 complaints to the department, DEH head Doug Linkhart told councilmembers Monday -- but only sixteen involved marijuana. And through September 20 of this year, there have been 85 complaints made, with just eleven involving marijuana.

If pot isn't the big problem, what is?

In 2012, the biggest concerns of Denver residents were apparently the "obnoxious" smell coming from wood-fired pizza ovens at Il Vicino on Old South Gaylord wafting over sensitive noses in East Washington Park, and the odor of porky products being created at Kasel, the pig-ear factory, as Westword reported in a December 2012 cover story. The factory's owner sued the complaining neighbors, but a judge threw out that case.

According to DEH records, other 2012 complaints involved a couple of port-o-potties, a sewer, Subway sandwiches, a roofing project, alleys and that eternal favorite, the Purina factory. Only a handful involved grow operations or dispensaries.

In fact, over the last two years, pot accounted for only 15 percent of the total odor complaints lodged with the city. There could well be more vegans complaining about smelling barbecue.

Abner!

Continue to read the 2008 statute that currently governs this city's sense of smell:



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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay

The smell of my farts got me arrested one time.  Thank God for a64, I can now mask that smell with something less odiforous.

Paul Bauer
Paul Bauer

Did complaints of the smell of skunk go down by 15%?

Paul Bauer
Paul Bauer

Did the complaints of the smell of skunk go down by 15%?

Martin Diaz
Martin Diaz

The other is: 60% The Rockies, 20% Purina and 5% the S. Platte River.

Chris Halley
Chris Halley

I love the smell of pot, and I don't even smoke it (anymore).

Kimberly McDevitt
Kimberly McDevitt

poo smell from greeley, deathly chemical smell from commerce city, deathly chemical smell from 1-25 and the Grizzly Rose....eh?

Mike An Teresa
Mike An Teresa

People just need a reason to bitch! Trying to tell everyone else how to live there lives.

McShyster
McShyster

@DonkeyHotay "odiforous" [sic]

Epic FAIL from the clueless fucktard pretending to be DH.


michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Martin Diaz Funny post, Martin. Thanks.

McShyster
McShyster

 @Steve Stalzle "Cannabis IS legal"

LOL! ... another ignoramus and future fodder for the prison industrial complex.


michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Kimberly McDevitt Quite a list, Kimberly. We're going to feature it as an upcoming Comment of the Day. Thanks.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Drew Sidener Hard to argue with your logic, Drew. Thanks for posting.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Mike An Teresa Succinct and to the point. Thanks for the post, Mike An Teresa.

stuka1
stuka1

@stupidstuka <---- felches hobos asses on Colfax for crack to give to his boyfriend Christard Turdstone

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay

@stupidstuka I was on 15% of my medication until recently, boy the 100% makes a HUGE difference.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay

@DonkeyHotay vs the clueless fucktard that is the real DH?  I'm confused.  I'm the REAL DH and the only thing I love more than male genitalia is a64!  a64 rocks and I'm so sorry for ever stating otherwise.

stuka1
stuka1

@McShyster <--- lying shill for the ONDCP/ProjectScam/TURDstone prohibitionist circlejerk

McShyster
McShyster

@stuka1 = loves to get DOUBLE FISTED by the Strict Regulation and Massive Taxation that he voted for with that festering turd A64.

Begs for more every time..

stuka1
stuka1

@McShyster  

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA the Jackass is crying and gnashing his teeth over someone else using sock puppets.....HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHA...I can't fucking breathe...HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay

@McShyster are you done trolling the men on the other thread?  I thought we had something special?  a64 forever bro!

McShyster
McShyster

@Doug "DAMMIT" [sic]

You can change your name, Dipshit Doug, but you can't change your illiterate idiocy.

Keep flailing and failing, chump.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay

@McShyster When they banned my account, I lost all my good cut and paste material.  I'M THE REAL DONKEYHOTAY AND I DEMAND RESPECT DAMMIT!  A64 FOREVER BRO!

McShyster
McShyster

Dipshit Doug can pretend to be others via puerile username forgeries, but his illiteracy and pig-ignorance will always expose him for brain-dead bong-sucking punk that he is.

Keep failing, chump, it's your only skill.


stupidstuka
stupidstuka

suka1 = begs for DOUBLE PENETRATION from the FISTS of REGULATION and TAXATION!

stuka1
stuka1

@McShyster  <---- crybaby prohibitionist shill, trfolling form under Christard Turdstone's desk

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay

@McShyster I like to cut and paste too, but since they corrected my medication I'm much better.  Did you go off yours?

McShyster
McShyster

@stuka1

@stuka1 "ANYTHING is illegal under 21 with A64 for rec purposes"

@stuka1 "DISPLAYING AND POSSESSING over an oz is illegal."


McShyster
McShyster

@DipshitDoug = hopelessly infatuated with DonkeyHotay, reads every post, even pathetically   attempts to emulate him.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay

@McShyster My account is banned damn you!  So I'll start a new one and get a happier sun.  A64 FOREVER BRA!

McShyster
McShyster

@Doug = too stupid to figure out how to copy an avatar.

Stay puerile, punk.

McShyster
McShyster

@DonkeyHotay @McShyster @stuka1 

Some clueless cunts like Kevin Hunt and Doug claimed you were banned.

Guess they were just being the clueless cunts they've always been and always will be.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay

@McShyster @stuka1 I'd like to apologize for my behavoir stuka1.  I've been a huge jagoff and now that my medication is straightened out, my mom let's me out of my basement more and I'm learning how to interact with people better.  Please forgive me for the utter moron I've been!

McShyster
McShyster

@stuka1 = pathetic punk


@stuka1 "A64 has huge problems."

@stuka1 "ANYTHING is illegal under 21 with A64 for rec purposes"

@stuka1 "DISPLAYING AND POSSESSING over an oz is illegal."

.

stuka1
stuka1

@stuka1 =  ***Pities*** all the hobos on Colfax who get their asses eaten out by The Idiot Formerly Known As DonkeyHotay, for they are all instantly infected with the multitude of horrible, incurable, and fatal STDs that have eaten up whatever little brains the Jackass started out with.

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