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Monday, October 29, 2018

A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the United States' budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property's value.

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Sounds like they are the ------ neighbors bringing property values down for everyone.

I'd rather live with a smell of weed than ------- nark neighbors.

#1 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-29 12:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Agreed

#2 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-10-29 12:47 PM | Reply

These victimhood snowflakes are wallowing in their self entitlement.

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-10-29 01:04 PM | Reply

Stinky doesn't even begin to describe that nastiness. I don't care if you use it just keep it away from me.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-29 05:23 PM | Reply

Laura, for a gal who huffs gasoline you got a very sensitive nose, doncha. Do they smoke that stuff in Kansas? How bout Cigars and cigarettes?

#5 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-10-29 07:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

somebody made a strange choice if stink is all that big an issue

#6 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-10-29 11:33 PM | Reply

The plaintiffs claim the house emits "noxious odors" and affects their ability to enjoy riding horses and their property value. The case was filed against a grow house before any marijuana had been grown. Extortion or political activists against marijuana? Regardless, the DEA will support the plaintiffs.

#7 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-10-29 11:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

The case may have been filed before operations began but the case has been ongoing since 2015. It is undisputed that since the filing there has been and currently is a state licensed commercial grow operation at the location.

Last year the 10th Circuit ruled the case must go forward. In August the trial court granted summary judgment that the defendants have violated RICO. There remains to be determined by a jury whether that violation has caused the plaintiffs damages by way of odors, a nuisance, or diminished land value by the presence of the operation.

The DEA is not involved in the case so their support is irrelevant.

The interesting question is whether RICO was intended for this type of claim. RICO was enacted to address serious organized crime, think mafia, not lawful business enterprises according to state law. A question that may never be raised nor answered because there is no ambiguity in the statute. RICO is crystal clear that violation of federal drug laws is a violation of the statute. Nevertheless, this case and the others like it point to the law of unintended consequences.

#8 | Posted by et_al at 2018-10-30 01:03 AM | Reply

,,and statistics, which courts hate and generally refuse to consider because every case must be decided on its own merits, predict that the winner will be whomever has the deepest pockets. Federal law does not favor the defendants. The DEA strongly objects to legalizing marijuana since it will diminish their budget and could lead to disbandment. To that end they promulgate lies about this class 1 plant.

#9 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-10-30 09:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Legalizing MJ won't change the DEA budget at all. It does not end the War on Drugs, there are still hundreds if not thousands to battle.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-10-30 09:32 AM | Reply

I bet they don't care as much about a fracking well bringing down their property values.

#11 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-10-30 11:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What were we talking about?

#12 | Posted by ajwood at 2018-10-30 08:05 PM | Reply

These people moved to an agricultural area in Colorado, after marijuana had been legalized, and now complain of the neighbor (who owns 40 acres) having a farm. I acknowledge that the law may very well be on their side, but that doesn't make them any less of --------.

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2018-10-30 08:30 PM | Reply

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