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Firstly, I'm not the type of person to 'inform the cops',
Does it make you proud 'not to inform the cops' when that is exactly what any responsible member of society should do?

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Does it make you proud 'not to inform the cops' when that is exactly what any responsible member of society should do?

 

Why would 'not informing the cops' make me proud?

What would be the point in inflaming the situation when it can be resolved between neighbours?

I'm aware of the fact that growing cannabis is an illegal activity but I'm also aware of the neighbours right to his own life ... as I've previously said ... "each to their own".

If the smell hadn't become such a problem then my Mother would have been non the wiser. There haven't been any problems with people coming around at all hours of the night or loud music etc.

 

Being a responsible member of society can also mean tolerance of some things to a certain degree.

 

My brother spoke to the neighbour in question.

The neighbour took on board what was said.

The smell has lessened considerably.

Problem seems to be being resolved.

 

If this isn't the case and the neighbour continues to be a nuisance then I think that another course of action may be necessary. If that means speaking to the landlord or indeed informing the police then that may be the route taken.

For now though, I'm prepared to give said neighbour the benefit of the doubt and see what happens!

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Why would 'not informing the cops' make me proud?

What would be the point in inflaming the situation when it can be resolved between neighbours?

I'm aware of the fact that growing cannabis is an illegal activity but I'm also aware of the neighbours right to his own life ... as I've previously said ... "each to their own".

So if he was forging money, fencing stolen car stereos, or ringing stolen motorcycles in his shed, would you still say 'each to their own' if it wasn't keeping you awake?

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So if he was forging money, fencing stolen car stereos, or ringing stolen motorcycles in his shed, would you still say 'each to their own' if it wasn't keeping you awake?

 

Well as I'm not in that situation I couldn't possibly answer your question.

It's not about 'not keeping me awake'.

I was merely stating that there were no other indicators other than the distinctive odour of growing cannabis!

My mother (the OP) is too naive to have known that her neighbour was indeed growing it. I was the one who told her.

If he's laundering money or fencing car stereos then I'll rethink my position but until I find out for sure I'll just stick to the original problem :-)

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If he's laundering money or fencing car stereos then I'll rethink my position but until I find out for sure I'll just stick to the original problem :-)
But he's still breaking the law, and may well as a result be part of the chain that introduces young people to a life of illegal drugs and social failure.

Are you therefore happy to leave him 'to his own' rather than do the responsible thing and inform the Police?

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As he lives next door to my Mother it's not up to me how it's dealt with.

It's also unfair to assume that because someone is cultivating cannabis, then they must be introducing young people to a life of drugs and ultimately, social failure.

There are a great many people who grow their own plants and are not a part of the criminal underworld!

Has it not occured to you that the neighbour may be growing his own for his personal use and that of his friends. In fact could it not also be the case that he was oblivious to the problems the smell could cause and is indeed very sorry, hence the reason he seems to be trying to rectify the situation.

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As he lives next door to my Mother it's not up to me how it's dealt with.

It's also unfair to assume that because someone is cultivating cannabis, then they must be introducing young people to a life of drugs and ultimately, social failure.

There are a great many people who grow their own plants and are not a part of the criminal underworld!

Has it not occured to you that the neighbour may be growing his own for his personal use and that of his friends. In fact could it not also be the case that he was oblivious to the problems the smell could cause and is indeed very sorry, hence the reason he seems to be trying to rectify the situation.

It's still against the law, and therefore is part of the criminal world. Does that mean anything to you, or are you simply one of those people who chooses only to adhere only to the laws that suit them?

 

It's because people don't have the social responsibility, or moral courage, to report crimes that sink estates are what they are.

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It's still against the law, and therefore is part of the criminal world. Does that mean anything to you, or are you simply one of those people who chooses only to adhere only to the laws that suit them?

 

It's because people don't have the social responsibility, or moral courage, to report crimes that sink estates are what they are.

 

That's your opinion and you're entitled to it. I don't choose to adhere to laws that suit me. I choose to give people the benefit of the doubt.

If I reported the neighbour to the police and he had indeed removed the offending foliage from his property what would I have achieved?

Also. why should I ruin this young mans life? Especially if it transpires that he's no longer growing cannabis!

 

As for moral courage - Some people don't have the 'courage' to report neighbours for fear of recrimination. Would the police keep those people safe? Would the council rehome them or indeed if that person owned their own home would they be able to sell their property and move?

 

Things aren't always black and white.

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The police should do something about it if you tell them. My son had the exact same problem. His family's clothes smelled of it, their food tasted of it, even their furniture had a wiff. He contacted the police who did investigate and found the guy had a veritable harvest of the stuff growing there. 300 propogating trays were removed from the property. My son is an ex skunk smoker so he felt like a bit of a t**t reporting this guy but was worried about the effect it was having on his kids. Maybe you could start by contacting your community constable

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The police should do something about it if you tell them. My son had the exact same problem. His family's clothes smelled of it, their food tasted of it, even their furniture had a wiff. He contacted the police who did investigate and found the guy had a veritable harvest of the stuff growing there. 300 propogating trays were removed from the property. My son is an ex skunk smoker so he felt like a bit of a t**t reporting this guy but was worried about the effect it was having on his kids. Maybe you could start by contacting your community constable

 

Thankyou for your constructive advice nightraker. At the moment the smell seems to have dwindled considerably and so therefore I think it only fair to see whether the situation has been resolved.

I know that my Mum would be happy if no other action has to be taken.

 

300 propogating trays is SOME harvest!!! I'm not surprised it was affecting your son and his family!!! It's also hardly surprising that he felt he had to report it.

What was the outcome?

Does your son still live next door to the neighbour in question?

Did your son speak to the neighbour before he finally reported him?

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Mrs Carter, I like the sound of you and the way you deal with your neighbours; socially responsible, without being uneccesarily arsey. You'd be very welcome as a neighbour of mine - I think we'd get on fine.

Norbert, I think your attitude is foolish and shortsighted - surely it makes sense as Mrs C seems to be advocating, to negotiate and try diplomacy before going to law.

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Mrs Carter, I like the sound of you and the way you deal with your neighbours; socially responsible, without being uneccesarily arsey. You'd be very welcome as a neighbour of mine - I think we'd get on fine.

Norbert, I think your attitude is foolish and shortsighted - surely it makes sense as Mrs C seems to be advocating, to negotiate and try diplomacy before going to law.

Which is the more important ethic to follow:

A. Upholding the law?

B. Keeping your drug-taking, law-breaking neighbour happy?

 

For me, as I should hope for most respectable and law-abiding members of the community, it is a very simple choice.

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