Landlord allows Spokane Valley tenants to smoke marijuana



Posted on July 9, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 10 at 10:41 AM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.-- The legalization of marijuana inspired a local landlord to create a progressive new pot policy in his rental units. Jon Adams spoke to KREM 2 News on Tuesday and said he is allowing pot smokers on his property.

The owner of the Manor Vale Apartments said he is just following along with the times. Adams decided to let his tenants smoke openly because votes approved the legalization of recreational marijuana in November 2012. Adams said other landlords should follow  his lead.

“It basically says that although we don't condone its use, we do not discriminate against marijuana use in our units,” said Adams.

However, the progressive policy stops there. Adams said he does not allow illegal drugs on his property.

“If I can keep the bad drugs out, I'm ahead and actually the worst drug is alcohol,” he added.

Adams said he would much rather have his tenants peacefully smoking marijuana than drinking.

Some tenants fear who may come into contact with the drug.

"We have lots of children running around here," said Holly McKeen, a tenant. "And they don't need it. They don't need to be around it at all."

Others are very supportive.

"I think it's great that Jon made the policy, you know? Has it caused any problems? No. Not at all," said Tyson Taylor, a another tenant. "It's just not good to be out here yelling and fighting when you could be smoking a bowl and just sitting and chilling," he added.