Canadian rental company bans marijuana in its buildings

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – A major Canadian landlord has decided it plans on snuffing out cannabis use in its rental properties once pot becomes legal.Boardwalk has 22,000 properties across Alberta, 5,500 units in Calgary alone.It will be prohibited in their units – even once marijuana is legal in Canada on October 17th. Boardwalk Director of Community Development David McIlveen says they made this decision with the safety of others in mind.“Our buildings like most multi-family residential buildings were not designed for cultivation that requires a lot of hydration and moisture. Moisture buildup can lead to mold and has in the past.”McIlveen says the fact that it’s a drug and there are children around also presents challenges.“Smoke escaping and the fact that it is a drug and there are children around.”In terms of enforcement, he says they will ask tenants to stop, they’d provide a series of warnings and if that doesn’t work, they can evict.“We’re going to respond to the neighbour concerns, the same way we would with an excessive noise complaint or something like that.”Medicinal marijuana users will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.last_img

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