Condominium living offers many advantages but also offers the challenges of living in close proximity to other people and being restricted in what you can do with your residence. Many condominium owners are familiar with restrictions placed on them by their condominiums bylaws and/or rules. Condominiums may restrict things like cigarette smoking, pets, or balcony usage. With the Federal Government’s intent to legalize marijuana usage in July 2018, some condominium boards and residents have expressed concerns over how this may affect their residences. The main concerns we have seen from condominium boards regarding the looming legalization of marijuana are:
- Concerns about the smell of marijuana smoke and smells of budding plants; and
- Concerns about risk of damage from residents growing plants in their units.
- Review Bylaws
- Making focused rules
- Amending Bylaws