Cannabis Legalization: One Year Later

October 2019

Kristin Ley is featured in the Industry Spotlight segment of the latest RHB TV episode where she discusses the operational challenges and issues faced by landlords one year after the legalization of cannabis.   You can watch the segment from the link below:

As discussed in a recent Cohen Highley bulletin (available here), smoking prohibitions in the condominium setting have been upheld in Quebec.  The Court’s reasoning is likely to inform decision-makers in Ontario being that while tenants and unit owners have the right to use and enjoy their units as they wish, they cannot impair the use and enjoyment of others and have to abide by the landlord’s/condominium’s rules when exercising their rights.   It was accepted that the smell and smoke of tobacco/cannabis constituted an “annoyance” going beyond the limits of tolerance owed between neighbours in a building, regardless of the legality of same.

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Kristin's practice focuses on residential and commercial tenancies, human rights, condominium law and appellate advocacy. She works exclusively for housing providers and landlords with respect to all lease issues. Kristin regularly speaks at property management conferences and teaches human rights training courses to landlords and property managers. More →