Medical marijuana and the legalization of marijuana as a whole is a feasible reality in the United States depending on the results of the upcoming election. Though not everybody will be happy with that as an outcome.
Take Renee Moore, for instance—an Arizona woman who is on a mission to stop her neighbors smoking their medical marijuana in their own homes.
Moore claims the smoke coming from her neighbors’ home is causing and triggering existing health issues, include her “eyes swelling, burning, my nose burning, throat burning, breathing problems, migraines, just to name a few.”
And though Karen—er—Renee has complained to the property management company and city code enforcement staff, they have told her in no uncertain terms…
“…this odor [from the marijuana] is a result of a condition permitted under state law that allows medical marijuana usage within one’s own property whether you own, rent, or lease.”
“Therefore the City has no authority to hold the card holder accountable in this matter.”
Buzz-Kill Karen Complains about Neighbors Legally Smoking Cannabis in Their Own Home. https://t.co/lXvDB8VDmP
— Glen Bateman (@FitzcairnHugh61) October 15, 2020
Rene "Karen" Moore does not like the smell. Prop. 207: Will legal marijuana be a smelly problem in the Valley? https://t.co/isI4uvOCud
— Karen Videos (@KarenVideos1) October 16, 2020
You can be guaranteed she drinks alcohol every day.. https://t.co/pDgjg6nn7X
— Dr. R. Davis PhD (@Grumpi) October 15, 2020
Karen needs to smoke a bowl and chill the hell out. https://t.co/04XKrevGs9
— Rock star (@Rocksta72609018) October 15, 2020
— 𝙹𝚘𝚎 𝚆𝚊𝚝𝚜𝚘𝚗 (@heyjoewatson) October 15, 2020
In response, Moore left her apartment and has been advocating against Proposition 207, which would completely legalize possession and use of marijuana in adults aged 21 and older.
Moore says this would essentially be a doomsday scenario.
“If marijuana becomes legal to be recreational, everybody else who doesn’t do that and is afraid of their health and their kids, and pets, they’re going to be affected by it big time.”
az peeps!!! vote yes on prop 207 & 208😙
— jae (@jaedabaee) October 9, 2020
Friendly reminder that just because you dont smoke doesnt mean you should vote no on prop 207 here in AZ. Not only does it impose a 16%tax for funding schools and health programs it also allows courts to vacate expunge some marijuana related charges and sentences. VOTE YES on 207
— Trader Joe KJ – BLM (@jonj82) October 11, 2020
Shut up susan, we are voting YES on prop 207 (and 208🥰) https://t.co/BtONSyoOhL
— alexandra (@AlexReneeSantos) October 15, 2020
pls say yes to prop 207 and prop 208 ✅
— nat (@Nats_Nationn) October 14, 2020
Yes to prop 207. Yes to weed. pic.twitter.com/fHhFgfOZaK
— Juan Daniel (@jdqv1685) October 16, 2020
The proposition is set to be voted on come election day in Arizona.
It largely involves the personal use of marijuana in one’s own home, which is what Moore has already tried to stop her neighbors from doing.
All of these Karens and Bobs who submitted arguments against Prop 207 are all a part of the same bible study in Prescott.
— Dominic Marco (@dickywarren) September 23, 2020
A Karen is concerned about smell and property values. 🤦🏿♂️🤦🏿♂️🤦🏿♂️🤦🏿♂️🤦🏿♂️
Prop. 207: Will legal marijuana be a smelly problem in the Valley? https://t.co/3U0xDE0xBs
— 🦛The I Am Cannabis Sativa & Social Justice Pod 🦛 (@icsativapod) October 15, 2020
When AZ passes Prop 207, getting high in Phoenix (the hottest city in the US) will be the true definition of getting baked.
— Jim Myers (@kd7eir) October 16, 2020
Prop 207 funds the police AND allows for ppl currently in jail for weed related charges to sit in there while yall smoke your weed legally so just think about that
— kiera (@inrainbows555) October 15, 2020
AZ voters: if you didn’t know about prop 207 like me and need yet another reason to vote, prop 207 will make marijuana legal for rec use and will allow courts to expunge certain marijuana arrests/charges. #VoteYesOnCannabis #Expungethecharges
— WHIT🖤 (@whit_neyyyyy) October 15, 2020
While there is little to no research done about the effects of secondhand smoke from marijuana, over 2 million people have died due to the effects of secondhand smoke from cigarettes—which are still widely used in public areas.
Will Karen—er—Renee’s argument have a weed stem to stand on?