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To say something to my neighbour about the smell of weed?

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Stinkylinky Mon 26-Jan-15 16:25:05

I'm currently pregnant with my first DC and have been sorting out the spare room in time for DCs arrival and all I can smell when I'm in there is weed from next door! I thought it might be my over sensitive sense of smell but DP mentioned it too.

We know they smoke weed and it doesn't bother us, they are pretty good as far as neighbours go, quiet, friendly etc but I don't want my baby in a room that stinks of weed.

AIBU by mentioning this to them and asking them to perhaps avoid smoking it in the room that joins on to the nursery? It is their house after all and they can do what they please!

MephistophelesApprentice Mon 26-Jan-15 16:33:54

You sound exceptionally polite and tolerant. I'd say (or write) precisely what you have done here, and raise it again politely after a week or so if things don't change or return to normal.

After that they're being d*cks and nobody could call you a narc for contacting the authorities.

SaucyJack Mon 26-Jan-15 16:35:37

There's no harm in asking nicely is there? If they say no, they say no.

You could always bake some brownies and take them round to sweeten the deal.

SugarOnTop Mon 26-Jan-15 16:36:02

yabu to tell them what to do in their own home......if it bothers you then why don't you swap your own bedroom?

and unless you have cardboard for walls there is no way the smell seeps through the'll be coming in from outside

i've lived with enough weed smoking neighbours - and currently live next door to one - to know

maras2 Mon 26-Jan-15 16:44:04

Ask them round to have a smell of your potential nursery.Then ask them to stop being so antisocial.(I really hate stoners)angry

MephistophelesApprentice Mon 26-Jan-15 16:45:31

I think it's reasonable to ask for some consideration, and they are breaking the (unjust and unenforceable, but still written) law. The OP is already showing a good deal of respect and courtesy by allowing them to do so and they should respect that and behave courteously in turn. I say this as a (hypothetically illegal) smoker.

YANAgurl1973 Mon 26-Jan-15 16:50:58

Why should she have to swap bedrooms?

Stinkylinky Mon 26-Jan-15 17:24:47

We can't just swap rooms as our bedroom furniture wouldn't fit in the spare room and would be a massive expense to replace it all for something else that would fit. I don't see why would should work our living arrangements around next doors weed smoking?

It's not just a slight whiff, it's overpowering and it's 100% not coming from outside

MissHobart Mon 26-Jan-15 18:40:15

If it's really strong and not from outside I think it's more likely they're growing it rather than just smoking it, very different smell that tends to permeate. If it's a grow they're unlikely to dismantle it for you. I'd advise a call to your neighborhood policing team to send someone round for sniff, they could say the helicopter has been over and seen a hot spot!

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Jan-15 18:43:06

You could always bake some brownies and take them round to sweeten the deal

Or space cakes grin

Crinkle77 Mon 26-Jan-15 18:44:54

If it's overpowering I suspect they may be growing it in there.

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Jan-15 18:48:18

I'd advise a call to your neighborhood policing team to send someone round for sniff, they could say the helicopter has been over and seen a hot spot!

They still can't enter the property without a warrant.

SaucyJack Mon 26-Jan-15 20:45:55

I don't think they need the OP giving them any more by the smell of it Worra!

canweseethebunnies Mon 26-Jan-15 21:02:47

I agree, if you can smell it through the walls, they must be growing it. You could shop them to the police. They might end up in prison, though, so think about whether you want that on your conscience! You could just tell them you can smell. It might make them edgy enough to stop.

Stinkylinky Mon 26-Jan-15 21:18:49

I wouldn't want to land them in any trouble, they are nice people. DP is going to have a word, he speaks to them more than I do.

Tryharder Mon 26-Jan-15 21:29:11

If they're running a weed farm from their bedroom, they're not 'nice people'.

People over the age of about 20 and who are not students who smoke weed irritate the fuck out of me.

Get a life.

RandomNPC Mon 26-Jan-15 21:48:36

^^ what Tryharder said. Fucking stoners.

hoobypickypicky Mon 26-Jan-15 22:06:26

Tryharder. Indeed. Nice people don't grow weed. Nice people report illegal weed growing to the police.

mickeyfartpants Mon 26-Jan-15 22:11:06

Yeah, totally rearrange your whole upstairs to accommodate illegal activity in your neighbours house... hmm

We had this. It was coming in even when the windows were closed and through my curtains. I phoned the non emergency police line because they weren't nice neighbours anyway and it stopped smile I advise the same, esp as its coming in to your little ones room.

LurkingHusband Mon 26-Jan-15 22:14:03

<cough> Carbon filter smile

GotTheKey Mon 26-Jan-15 22:16:33

You're not being unreasonable. You should be able to live in your house and not have to smell drugs. I think people forget that it is an illegal substance and therefore regardless of whether they're doing it in their own home or not, it shouldn't be done. It's so normalised that it infuriates me.

Do they own or rent their house? You could contact the landlord if it's rented as I'm sure s/he won't want their house stinking of it.

I hope you get it sorted. I had a similar problem and it's a nightmare. I would certainly address it before baby arrives due to the risks smoking poses to them x

TheRavenChides Mon 26-Jan-15 22:20:44

I assume the holier-than-thou people saying they hate stoners don't drink (or smoke cigarettes, or have any other vices to speak of in their whiter than white lives)

I'd rather spend an evening with stoners than drinkers any day.

Have a word OP, I'm confident they'll understand, and even if they're not happy about it they'll surely appreciate you taking that tack rather than sending police around and be willing to accommodate your request

Agrestic Mon 26-Jan-15 22:24:28

Yanbu to ask them. Knock on the door and ask if they would mind not smoking (don't say weed) in that room as it's drifting through to the nursery. They'll probably be very embarrassed they've been rumbled and be very apologetic!

If they are nice people they will stop. smile

If they carry on they are twats

hoobypickypicky Mon 26-Jan-15 22:25:37

I love MN. You dislike and disagree with an illegal activity and all of a sudden you're "holier than thou".

If you like stoners so much perhaps you'd like to move into the OP's nursery instead of her baby having to suffer it, TheRavenChides.

sliceofsoup Mon 26-Jan-15 22:25:59


There is a definite whiff of weed in our estate lately. When the wind blows a certain way we can smell it out the front. But I don't think its in our row.

If it was next door I would be shopping them and I don't mind admitting it. If the smell is that strong they are probably growing it.

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