Landlord Law Information on Marijuana
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION,Colo. On Monday, Pro Bono Project of Mesa County hosted a meeting with landlords and tenants about new eviction laws.
One of the main issues was the use of marijuana in the household.
Officials say before marijuana was legal, a landlord was able to evict a tenant because it was considered a criminal violation, by providing them with a 3 day notice.
Now, marijuana is legal the rules to evict a tenant have changed.
"In order to evict for that activity the tenant would first have to be noticed with a demand of compliance or possession and be given a chance to cure their behaviors. So, basically not smoke again,” said Attorney Annie D. Murphy.
Officials say it's up to the landlord to decide if medical marijuana will be allowed in the home.
Officials also recommend that landlords have a smoke-free provision in their leases, or, ban all controlled substances, according to federal law, instead state law.