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January 3, 2018

Nova Scotia landlords want to decide their units’ pot rules

A Nova Scotia organization that represents owners of about 52,000 apartments wants the provincial government to let property owners decide if pot can be smoked and grown in units.

“There is a growing population among renters and potential renters who want to live in a smoke-free environment, and that includes both tobacco and marijuana, and there’s also concerns around growing and cultivating marijuana in apartment buildings,” Kevin Russell said in Halifax on Tuesday.

He is a policy analyst for the Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia.

Recreational cannabis is set to be legalized in Canada within months.

Russell noted that Saskatchewan’s government introduced amendments to legislation to let landlords decide if their tenants can smoke and grow cannabis.

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