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Reader: My neighbors' pot smoking is so annoying I'm moving out of Denver

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After the Denver City Council passed an amendment allowing pot smoking on front porches and front lawns, most of the comments that followed were supportive of the move -- but not all. Here's the post from someone whose own bitter experiences with a pot-smoking neighbor has left him at wit's end.

Greg Eckenrode writes:

We have neighbors who have smoked so much, underage as well, that our house was filled with the smoke. This is wrong. They have been told. They continue to do it. And it hasn't been legal. Guess I will just sell my house and move out of Denver.

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mevans8774
mevans8774

boo hoo. now YOU can put up with the smell of dank because we had to put up with 70 years of marijuana prohibition. i had to go to JAIL and live with rapists, murderers and armed robbers. now its your turn to go through hell. get the fuck out of denver you whiny bitch. i'll buy your house and be good neighbors to the people that had to put up with your nosy, whiny ass family.

scilasruin
scilasruin

there is nothing wrong and nothing right, except truth that hides from my sight, if you try to tell people what to do you hold faith only in urself, if u show them what to do then you are putting faith in them which is by far a better policy instead of making demands and griping about YOUR inability to affect change

mholm1818
mholm1818

Are the people who are making sneering, smug comments like "bye" and "we don't want you" aware that they come across as intolerant morons? You're not the good guy when you act like that. You're not "right." You're just cutting off the chance for open debate by acting like entitled children. People don't have to universally agree with you. Why not use this technology for what it was designed, public debate? The public masturbation that you claim is your opinion is repulsive and sad.

ScooterEd
ScooterEd

And your real estate agent would be?

rockymissouri1
rockymissouri1

Balderdash. I flat out don't believe that....AT ALL.

Colin Shimkovitz
Colin Shimkovitz

This is reasonable, if you are that big of a doosh you should leave. Their house is "filled with smoke"? Seriously?!?! I smoke bowls in my tiny living room and even that doesn't fill up my own abode. And the bowls help me forget about my tiny living room!

aaronj740
aaronj740

im sure if you had drunken niebors they would be alot mpre anoying and loud

Ray Olivencia
Ray Olivencia

To the people who are upset or making some excuse to bother about a small drug. Complain on how this nation is being raped by our government. You must not work to be complaining on FB about it. Deal with change if not then move. Nobody likes a whining bunch of girls.

Jacob Mcrill
Jacob Mcrill

Paul is a dumbass I bet you don't even smoke haha

Paul Lepant
Paul Lepant

{sigh} Well, I'm gonna point out the elephant in the room.... marijuana is a psychoactive substance. Even those who use it agree on this. Like most psychoactive substances, it's affects can vary widely from person to person.

Jeff Bones
Jeff Bones

You peckerwoods can call the cops whenever and have them arrested. They might indicte them on whatever open cases they can if they are minorities too. Shut up.

ZZardozz
ZZardozz

You could also move to the next block, you know.  But you are probably best off somewhere by yourself.

Geoff Stolte
Geoff Stolte

Denver never wanted u here in the first place

Ellen Kessler
Ellen Kessler

I got "high" at 16th and California (Light Rail station) from the pot smokers there.

Emily Langley
Emily Langley

Way over the top, most of these complaints aren't even possible and if they were it'd be so minor the complainers need to grow up and learn to each his own in this case.

Gregg Schroeder
Gregg Schroeder

people who use need to have a clue,have manors be polite this IS a big change DON'T BLOW IT... so not to ruin it for us grownups who have been persecuted our whole life for smoking...PLEASE

Laura Nicole
Laura Nicole

I have a feeling way more people will be moving TO Colorado because of marijuana legalization than those who leave Colorado for that reason.

Rob Benson
Rob Benson

I don't believe you can fail a drug test as a result of your neighbor smoking pot.

Blake O'Dunn
Blake O'Dunn

so much different than a chemical filled cigarette smoke cloud, why so offended, cuz your momma said its wrong, because you god or one of his saints or other slaves said its wrong?

jpitts68
jpitts68

Social conservatives deserve a voice like everyone else, and Greg is not saying anything unreasonable. I'm sure this issue is not limited to one person; it should be addressed reasonably and not held to ridicule just because this guy finds himself on the wrong side of the vote. 

artcarmark
artcarmark

Welcome to 21st Century Colorado! My neighborhood is filled with egg laying chickens, running from yard to yard and pot growing in every other garage. Honestly, the chicken/barn smell is far more offensive.  

Timothy Li
Timothy Li

Get the fuck out no one wants u here!!!

Timothy Kalahar
Timothy Kalahar

Good, we don't want people that stuck up in Denver anyway

Bryan Clark
Bryan Clark

what a whiner and don't let the door hit you on the way out

Mac N Cheresa
Mac N Cheresa

I'm from Denver, lived there most of my life, and I always forget that pot smoking is legal there now. I don't smoke, nor do I judge those who do, but I don't like smoke of any kind coming into my environment if I'm not the one doing it. I really despise the moment when I'm driving my car and someone else's disgusting cigarette smoke comes from their car into mine. I think that no matter what you're smoking you need to be considerate of others and their choice not to. I do think it's hilarious that people can just sit out on their front porches and smoke a joint, that's gotta be a sight to see. That may have been great when I was in middle school.

James Heaphey
James Heaphey

Maybe everyone needs to start using vaporizers, for pot and tobacco, it would help with second hand smoke issues.

Aaron Rutan
Aaron Rutan

Smells better than nasty ass cigarettes!!!! maybe those should be illegal!!!!

Louie Green
Louie Green

generalizing people is akin to racism.

Cheryle Velasquez
Cheryle Velasquez

PLEASE MOVE OUT OF DENVER YOUR NOT EVEN FROM COLORADO GO BACK TO YOUR OWN CRAPPY STATE!!!!

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