Smoking Drugs in the Garden.

(28 Posts)
Newnametoaskthis Fri 18-Sep-15 16:56:51

Ok I need advice and honest opinions but I don't need a pile in sad

I have a medical condition (lifelong) and my current flare up has come at the worst time and is a bad one.

I hate taking tranqs or morphine, I have no function on tranquilisers just sleep and I spent a few years addicted to heavy pain meds.

I have sourced some cannabis and have been discreetly smoking it to try and manage.

My AIBU is this

I smoke in our garden between the fence and shed approx 30 meters away from the houses but I'm bloody terrified a neighbour will report me!

I can understand if they did, they have 2dc under 10.
I'm doing my utmost not to be obvious and I'm avoiding their dc (school time and an early bed mean I have plenty of undisturbed time) so I'm not concerned that they are breathing smoke but people rarely know the whole story they could just report.

Am I being a ninny, would you report me if you were my neighbour?

PastaPrincess Fri 18-Sep-15 16:59:31

I think most people either wouldn't care or wouldn't mind enough to do anything about it. My neighbours smoke (they're discreet but smoke outside and their whole garden is visible from mine). They have kids and so do I. I don't mind, I think - and hope - that attitudes are changing towards smoking.

KanyeWestPresidentForLife Fri 18-Sep-15 17:01:13

Can you not get the medicalised cannabis? My Dad has MS and gets it on prescription.

Palomb Fri 18-Sep-15 17:01:26

My neighbours teenager smokes drugs in their shed sometimes and It doesn't bother me, but it's only a couple of times a week.

If it was all the time I wouldn't probably report them but three really isn't anything anyone would do anway. The police wouldn't be interested and neither would your landlord most likely.

KanyeWestPresidentForLife Fri 18-Sep-15 17:02:10

Do you know your neighbours well enough to explain the situation? If my neighbour explained that to me I would have no problem with it.

CrohnicallyAspie Fri 18-Sep-15 17:05:11

What medicalised cannibis? Sativan the nasal spray is only licenced and tested for treatment of MS as far as I know.

It used to annoy me when my neighbour had parties and smoked in the garden, because it was non stop and with small gardens it wafted in through the window. Even so, I didn't report. If you're 30 meters away at the bottom of the garden and not when my kids are out and about I couldn't care less.

Newnametoaskthis Fri 18-Sep-15 17:07:02

We are on speaking terms but I don't know them well enough to blurt it out and don't trust myself not to be a knob and plead with them not to tell blush

My DP has just gone away for work and won't be back before (hopefully) this spell passes or I would task him with bringing that chestnut up in convo!

CatMilkMan Fri 18-Sep-15 17:08:15

I would t report you and I doubt the police would have much of an issue if they did.

FruSirkaOla Fri 18-Sep-15 17:10:49

No, I wouldn't report you.

My adult DSD, on the rare occasions when she come to stay, wants to smoke a spliff sometimes - we just ask her to smoke in the garden - it's a very small garden with neighbours all around! (I am a cigarette smoker.)

And one of our NDNs has a spliff-smoking friend, who also smokes in their garden. We can smell it sometimes, but, quite frankly we don't care. It's none of our business.

Newnametoaskthis Fri 18-Sep-15 17:12:17

I'm middle-aged and guilty of listening to smooth fm but apart from that we are pretty boring neighbours in general.
We own our house as do neighbours so no landlord to worry about but now I'm worried they could report to the council!

Argh I wish I wasn't such a wimp and could bring it up.

VoyageOfDad Fri 18-Sep-15 17:15:24

30 meters away sounds pretty reasonable.

You could try ingesting it, though it'll take longer to get into your blood stream...

There are forms of medicinal cannabis that have been sort of percolated down to a brittle substance. I think it's called 'crush' .

There are non skunk forms of cannabis still, much less pungent.

Fromparistoberlin73 Fri 18-Sep-15 17:15:43

There was another post on this topic, and I am your friend on this issue Op and would NOT report you

but someone will come along and blast this topic I am sure

Fromparistoberlin73 Fri 18-Sep-15 17:16:22

my mate with cancer (she is dead now tragically) did same

glad her NDN did not report either!

Theycallmemellowjello Fri 18-Sep-15 17:21:17

Tbh. I lived above a flat whose occupants smoked weed occasionally on the balcony, and it did bother me. It makes you feel lightheaded, and also it's not a nice smell. I would ask the neighbours if they notice you smoking in the garden (I wouldn't mention that it's cannabis). If they say no, go ahead. But it gives them the opportunity to raise any problems they might have (it might be hard for you to judge whether it's smellable from their house or not). I do think that if it were bothering them then it would be better to do it indoors.

Degustibusnonestdisputandem Fri 18-Sep-15 17:22:14

Goodness no, i wouldn't report. In fact our neighbours do smoke weed, and sometimes the smell wafts over which can be annoying but I'd never report them.

Itsacoupleofsongswhocares Fri 18-Sep-15 17:35:19

FWIW, If you were my Neighbour, I wouldn't report you! God no.

Someone using cannabis to ease symptoms of an illness, is far different from some aging hippy having parties in his garden which my old NDN did all the bloody time angry

relax, I don't think you need to worry x

Ta1kinPeace Fri 18-Sep-15 17:39:21

Make it up into biscuits and then nobody ever need know .... Alice B Toklas used to do that in the 1920's before it was made illegal.

Fatmomma99 Fri 18-Sep-15 17:40:16

I think this:
Tbh. I lived above a flat whose occupants smoked weed occasionally on the balcony, and it did bother me. It makes you feel lightheaded, and also it's not a nice smell. I would ask the neighbours if they notice you smoking in the garden (I wouldn't mention that it's cannabis). If they say no, go ahead. But it gives them the opportunity to raise any problems they might have (it might be hard for you to judge whether it's smellable from their house or not). I do think that if it were bothering them then it would be better to do it indoors.

Is very sensible and a good plan, you should do this.

My thought is that I don't particularly like the smell of cannabis, and I def wouldn't want my DD breathing it in (so be aware of open windows in the summer). Personally, I'd never report anyone for this, but some people ARE very anti-drugs, so I would be cautious about mentioning it to people you don't know.

WorraLiberty Fri 18-Sep-15 17:45:52

No I wouldn't report you

But even if your neighbour did, the police do fuck all about personal use anyway. They just don't have the time,resources or I imagine the inclination to bother with someone smoking a few joints.

PlentyOfPubeGardens Fri 18-Sep-15 17:47:30

What you need is a herbal vapouriser. Very discreet, doesn't damage your lungs like smoking, easier to control the dose than if you were ingesting it.

Newnametoaskthis Fri 18-Sep-15 18:18:39

I am conscious that because my illness is a hidden one I will be judged as recreational.

Thanks Plenty I've had to learn about the dark .net to buy my cannabis so I can check there for herbal vapes and VoD I shall look for this crush too.

It's embarrassing to admit that I'm not coping with this blush

Ta1kinPeace Fri 18-Sep-15 18:31:35

Newname
TBH cannabis use is so common, most people will not judge at all (other than the pearl clutchers on certain websites)

Itsmine Fri 18-Sep-15 18:32:15

I wouldn't report you but you only have to read aibu any given day to realise there are lots of hand wringing, self righteous folk out there. There'll be a thread soon 'my neighbour smokes joints in the garden and I'm sure the fumes are drifting in and affecting tarquin aibu to ring 999?!!!'

I'd carry on, if they mention it just deny it.

Sorry to hear about your illness, hope you have family support, but in the meantime if a joint helps you cope go for it flowers < better if it was a weed sign, never mind grin

VoyageOfDad Fri 18-Sep-15 18:33:42

newname sorry my mistake its called 'Shatter' . Its medicinal strength but reduced down to the active ingredients.

It second the vape thing. I've seen vapourizer capsuals for sale on TOR and they're scentless i believe.

Flumplet Fri 18-Sep-15 18:36:30

My neighbour does it all the time, the only reason it bothers me is because I really don't like the smell, and he does it right on the patio - a few times the smell has wafted in through my little boys bedroom window and that has really pissed me off, because I think it's inappropriate and inconsiderate. If he did it at the end of the garden where the smell would be less intrusive, I wouldn't have a problem, especially it it were for therapeutic purposes.

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