PORTLAND (KATU) — A Portland woman is raising a stink over the smell of her neighbor’s weed.
Gloria Peterson says medical marijuana plants growing in her neighbors’ house might be good medicine for her neighbors. But she claims all that smoke and plant pollen is making her sick. She wants the city to step in and do something.
“My sinuses burn, my throat burns, my eyes burn from it,” Peterson said.
But Portland police, City Hall, the Department of Environmental Quality and Multnomah County Health Department say they’re in a legal bind. If you’re approved by the Oregon medical marijuana program, you can grow it, smoke it, and even let pollen travel next door to your neighbors, without any penalty.
The county health department said it does investigate the source of bad smells, just not marijuana.