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Marijuana smell - effect on baby

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EggbertHeartsTina Thu 17-Mar-16 23:53:59

We live in a flat. We don't know our upstairs neighbour that well but he seems like a nice bloke.

I think he smokes weed maybe a couple times a week and when he does, some areas of my flat smell like weed. It's not coming in the window vents because when I open the window it smells fresh outside, not 'weedy'. I think he's smoking indoors and it's permeating through our ceilings. The smell alone does not really bother me but I am concerned about any negative impact on our health particularly that of my 8mo DS.

If I can smell weed does that mean smoke is entering my home? I know second hand smoke is harmful. Or is it just the smell, and is this harmful?

EggbertHeartsTina Fri 18-Mar-16 08:46:42

Bumping at a more sociable hour... grin

luckiestgirlintheworld Fri 18-Mar-16 09:43:31

I've got no idea I'm afraid but I've wondered the same thing when my DSS smoked it in the house once.

legotits Fri 18-Mar-16 09:50:21

No smelling weed is just that, like smelling a rose but smelly.

A couple a week in a different flat would be really unlikely to permeate your flat but I would stick a note through his door

'The weed stinks smoke outside'

Don't fret it's anti social but baby will be OK smile

Snozberry Fri 18-Mar-16 12:36:22

My entire street stank of weed for the first 2 years of DDs life, she survived. I don't think the smell is going to harm her, but I'd be more pissed off than you are, when you live in a block of flats you have to have some extra consideration for your neighbours, tell him to bog off outside with his weed. It could then come through the window instead of course.

EggbertHeartsTina Fri 18-Mar-16 14:33:02

Thanks all - I'm less annoyed than I would normally be because he's sold his flat so shouldn't be for much longer. Yeah I did think about asking him to go outside but then I think it would come through baby's window vents.
He might smoke more often than twice a week but maybe has heavy sessions twice a week which makes my flat smell? Or maybe he's growing cannabis

legotits Fri 18-Mar-16 15:15:21

Growing I would worry about but not the smoke from his flat smile

I did a posting to an Afghan village massive weed growing one, I mean massive and none of the babies there or kids suffered ill effects from the crops.

Midday that really stank grin

VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Fri 18-Mar-16 15:17:52

Smoke is harmful but the smell isn't. My dd's bedroom stinks of weed in the summer, I suspect neighbours grow it and store it in the attic. I quite like the smell, reminds me of childhood blushgrin

legotits Fri 18-Mar-16 15:22:35

I should say I would worry about growing in the UK because of the dodgy wiring and overload on electricity not the weed.

EggbertHeartsTina Fri 18-Mar-16 15:46:42

Thanks Lego! My DS has always been a pretty good sleeper and last night during another stink-a-thon I said to DH in hysteria "maybe he's been stoned all this time!!!"

Vince I quite like the smell too confused probably another reason I'm not that annoyed as long as it's harmless

FANTINE1 Sun 20-Mar-16 00:39:51

Quite like the smell??? When it could potentially have an effect on the well being of your 8 month old baby??????

VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Sun 20-Mar-16 03:43:49

How could the smell have an effect on the baby?

FANTINE1 Sun 20-Mar-16 10:39:50

Sorry, but I would not tolerate weed or the smell of it anywhere near my children.

legotits Sun 20-Mar-16 14:38:01

Good job there Fantine

VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Sun 20-Mar-16 14:39:22

And that's your choice. But cannabis is just a plant, the smell is not intrinsically evil or harmful, and won't make op's baby high! It's fine to say you wouldn't tolerate it and it's also fine to like the smell.

EggbertHeartsTina Thu 24-Mar-16 15:00:30

Er no Fantine. My first and foremost concern was, does the fact I can smell weed mean smoke is coming in, therefore potentially harmful to DS? If so, I would obviously act on it hmm

FANTINE1 Mon 28-Mar-16 22:50:48

Exactly, my point too!!

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