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  1. #1
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    Default Neighbor Smoking Weed Outdoors

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: New York

    I have a neighbor who is always smoking weed in his backyard. I can't enjoy my backyard with my kids 2 and 4 years old because you can smell it everywhere. He is the type that is always outside and not smoking it indoors. What are my options?

    I'm not looking to confront him myself and "talk" this through. The last time his large dog took a poo in front of my house and I told him to pick it up showed me he doesnt care.

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    Default Re: Neighbor Smoking Weed Outdoors

    You can report the crime to the police but they certainly won't care at the moment and likely won't in the future.

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    Default Re: Neighbor Smoking Weed Outdoors

    The neighbor won't care or the cops wont care?

    Also, is it a crime if they are smoking in their backyard? I can only judge be the smell that it is marijuana but could be wrong...

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    Default Re: Neighbor Smoking Weed Outdoors

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    The neighbor won't care or the cops wont care?

    Also, is it a crime if they are smoking in their backyard? I can only judge be the smell that it is marijuana but could be wrong...
    The cops.

    Pot is still illegal in NY.

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    Default Re: Neighbor Smoking Weed Outdoors

    How do you know he is not using medical marijuana ?

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    Default Re: Neighbor Smoking Weed Outdoors

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    What are my options?
    Your basic options:

    1. Talk to your neighbor and try to work something out.
    2. Move.
    3. Build a fence (whether it be new or one that's higher and/or better than any existing fence).
    4. Report the alleged crime to the police (keeping in mind that if it's medical use, it may be legal), but I agree with "PayrolGuy" that the police aren't going to make this much of a priority.
    5. File a nuisance lawsuit.
    6. Suck it up and deal.

    Quote Quoting scratchstick
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    Also, is it a crime if they are smoking in their backyard?
    You can google to see if I'm wrong, but I doubt that it makes any difference where the possession/use occurs.

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    Default Re: Neighbor Smoking Weed Outdoors

    Another option: Ask him to share.

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