A Southeast Portland, Oregon couple has filed a complaint against their next-door neighbors for what they declare to be an offensive cannabis odor lofting onto their property.
Zane and Gloria Peterson were just two happy-go-lucky Oregonians until they acquired new neighbors in 2012 that apparently unloaded the aromatic disturbance along with their boxes marked “Living Room-Fragile.”
The Peterson’s describe an odor from what is actually a quasi-legal residential medical cannabis grow to have an overwhelming skunk like smell which Gloria is claiming has had detrimental effects on her health as of late.
“My face gets completely tingly and just paralyzed,” Gloria avowed. “And my sinuses burn, my throat burns, my eyes burn from it.”
The Peterson’s are also proclaiming that not only is the cannabis cultivation permeation affecting Gloria’s health, it is having a harmful effect on their pets as well.
“He hacks really bad, coughs. And this one here, Bartleby, he sneezes a lot,” Zane decreed when referring to the ailments that two of his five rescued dogs are suffering with due to the odor.
“They’ve destroyed the livability of the neighborhood,” Gloria said.
Gloria Peterson has emailed Mayor Charlie Hales and the Portland city commissioner’s office about her concerns with the mayor’s spokesperson replying that his office was unaware of the issue.
This won’t be the last report we make concerning individuals having problems with powerful aromas pervading across invisible property lines and invading the privacy of their nasal cavities.
For most of the cannabis consuming community the fragrance of sweet-smelling cannabis ripening on the vine is one of nature’s greatest gifts to the nasal passages, but unfortunately not everyone feels the same on this odorous topic.
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