It’s not the first time this has happened but the first time we’ve seen in Canada…
A town in Ontario is examining a potential bylaw that would regulate the “skunky” or “gassy” smell of cannabis as a “nuisance.”
Last Tuesday, the West Nipissing Council requested that municipal staff look into the possibility of a local ordinance that would effectively outlaw the smell of weed in residential areas. Four cannabis cultivation facilities operate near West Nipissing, which prompted complaints from some of the area’s residents.
“I was called at 9:30 at night to get out and smell it, and I didn’t have to,” Councillor Lise Senecal said during a council teleconference, CBC reported. “I just opened the window, and I think I got a buzz.”
Hopefully, Senecal’s last comment was a joke. Even the most novice, lightweight toker can’t get high just from whiffing some weed.
“I’m a firm believer that everyone has their rights,” Senecal continued. “I mean, I have the right to drink beer, but I don’t have the right to throw the can of beer at the neighbor or make a party at all times of day or night.”