Kingston Tenants Threatened With Lease Termination if They Grow Pot Post-Legalization

Article by Kraig Krause, Global News

A Kingston property management company says it will seek to terminate the leases of any tenants who grow marijuana in their apartments, even after it’s legalized on Oct. 17.

Homestead Land Holdings Ltd. informed its tenants of the new rule in a letter dated June 25.

After the federal government passed legislation in June paving the way for the legalization of marijuana, many tenants in Kingston believed they would be able to consume and grow cannabis in the privacy of their homes, as it was described in the legislation.

The new law allows people to grow up to four marijuana plants at home.

But the letter from Homestead has left the tenants concerned.

“If there are human rights code issues where the cultivation and growing of cannabis is deemed necessary to accommodate the needs of a tenant or occupant of the rented premises, such activity shall not be conducted at the rented premises or the residential complex,” said Homestead Land Holdings Ltd in a letter sent out to tenants on June 25.

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