Cannabis Legalization and Smoke-Free Housing in Minnesota As of Tuesday, August 1, 2023, adult-use cannabis (marijuana) is legal in Minnesota. The still evolving policy landscape has created confusion and challenges for property owners and managers, common interest communities, and renters. Minnesota has allowed the use of medical cannabis in oil, pill, and vapor forms since […]
Wondering about the benefits of converting your rentals to non-smoking units? Look at all the great reasons why property owners and managers are opting for smoke-free policies.
Assessing the Use of the Term ‘Grandfathering’ in Smoke-Free Housing There are many words and phrases in the English language that we use regularly without awareness of their roots. At first glance, a word or phrase may seem harmless, however, a second look sometimes unveils a racist, damaging, or offensive history. In the realm of […]
Photo: The eastern wall of the Minneapolis American Indian Center. Photo by Jaime Martinez. Smoke-Free Tribal Housing Policies Our friends at the Public Health Law Center recently released an excellent resource intended as a guide for Tribal communities working on policies to restrict the smoking of commercial tobacco products in Tribal housing. The guide includes […]
Smoke-Free Housing Recommendations During COVID-19 In Minnesota and many other states across the country, governors have asked residents to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With so many residents staying home throughout the day, it is important for property owners, managers, and renters to do their part to promote healthy indoor environments. COVID-19 […]
Our friends at the National Housing Law Project (NHLP) just released A Guide to Equitable Smoke-Free Public Housing. This guide is a resource for Public Housing Authorities, tenants, and advocates who are seeking to find the proper balance between two important public health issues– promoting smoke-free environments and ensuring access to affordable, stable housing. While […]
Three Tips for Winter Weather Compliance Winter is here and that means many Minnesota renters who smoke will be braving the elements to comply with their building’s smoke-free housing policy. Here are some ways property owners and managers can make wintertime compliance easier for residents. 1. Make sure that designated smoking areas are consistently and […]