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Bill Would Ban Tenants From Growing, Using Medical Marijuana

Shutterstock In another sign that the battle over legalized pot is heating up on the home front, a bill introduced in Michigan would bar medical marijuana patients and caregivers from growing or smoking the drug without landlords' permission. The issue, reports the Michigan news media, is the damage that can... Continue Reading »

Edgel Family's Texas Rental Home Turns Out to Be Marijuana Grow House

One reason why a thorough inspection is necessary before moving into a home? It could reveal that the property used to be a massive marijuana grow house. But the Edgel family wasn't thinking in those terms when they moved from Utah into a house in Cypress, Texas. They didn't know the backstory: The home was involved... Continue Reading »

Are Your Neighbors Running a Hidden Marijuana Operation?

Your next-door neighbors may look like normal, law-abiding citizens, but you never really know what they're hiding beneath their homes -- like a large-scale marijuana grow operation, perhaps? One such operation was uncovered in the idyllic town of Bainbridge, Ga., at the home of contractor Johnny Davis (pictured below)... Continue Reading »

Up in Smoke: House Fire Reveals Huge Marijuana Operation

In a scene straight out of the stoner flick "Pineapple Express," firefighters in California's Riverside County discovered a massive pot-grow operation in a burning, vacant home on Friday. Located in the unincorporated area of Reche Canyon, the large rural home lit up soon after midnight and took firefighters three hours... Continue Reading »

Budding Trend: Foreclosed Homes Converted to Pot Gardens

The housing market isn't the only thing that's gone to pot in Las Vegas. With the foreclosure crisis in high gear, some enterprising residents are converting vacant homes into marijuana grow sites, the Los Angeles Times reports. Continue Reading »

Where There's (Pot) Smoke There's Fire

Dear Apartment Guru, I am a building manager who is running into some issues with a few of my tenants. It would seem that a few of them are smoking marijuana. Then there is my one tenant who calls me regularly to tell on them. The tattletale is a new tenant. Everyone else has lived there for a while. They are all good... Continue Reading »

Not-So-HighTimes: London Rental Wrecked by Weed Growers

It was a simple plan: Two fake renters (or should we call them "plants"?) lease a house and the real tenants turn it into a cannabis factory. The owner thought he was renting his home to two young women. Instead, his house and garage was being used to grow over 200 marijuana plants worth thousands. The Workingham Times... Continue Reading »

Your Next Landlord a Flower Child?

Newsweek reports that the Boomer generation is scooping up housing at reduced rates. Why not? Home prices are sinking and mortgage rates are low. It's the perfect time to snag that vacation home or retirement dwelling. Could a Baby Boomer wind up being your next landlord? Quiet possibly. Newsweek states that "roughly one... Continue Reading »

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