The State of Smoking: LegalMarijuana vs. Smoking Policies

While the exhortation to “smoke ‘em if you got ‘em” has never really gone out of style, one should take caution before lighting up just anywhere. Many places, from restaurants to airplanes to hospitals, expressly and strictly forbid anyone from smoking anything at all. And while those nonsmoking spaces are fairly cut-and-dry, the rules are less uniform and absolute in condominium and cooperative residential properties. Some properties allow smoking in private units or even certain common areas, while other buildings conform to the restaurant/plane/hospital model and forbid smoking outright. It falls to an association’s board to decide whether and where residents can smoke. And, with marijuana becoming increasingly legal to certain degrees in various states, that smoking conversation is becoming ever more complex.  Read the article……………


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