I work in a decent company with good people in California (marijuana is legal). In one of the office buildings we rent, there are two marijuana-related companies. One of them is right next door to us and the smell goes through the shared roof space (where the ductwork and electrical is routed) and enters our office. Disclaimer: My company is not the other marijuana-related company :P
I don't know what the legal aspects of this are, but management has been notified and hasn't done anything about it over the course of my tenure here (appx 1 yr). They work in a different building where the smell doesn't reach.
It really reeks of marijuana every day at work and I'm concerned about the health consequences it might have (there are two papers published so far (that I'm aware of) mechanistically linking first-hand exposure to psychosis and schizophrenia, among other things, but not the place to discuss that here). What can be done to convince management to contact the building managers and properly separate the shared roof space (or whatever else might be the problem)?
- Is it legal for the company to produce this smell that bothers other tenants in a commercial property?
- Is my company responsible for any mitigation?
- Is the landlord responsible?
The company next door does extractions from the marijuana plant. I'm not sure if the smell contains CBD or THC. If I were to venture a guess, I would say yes because the smell has different tinges to it day-to-day depending on what they are extracting with. ie it can be coffee+marijuana smell one morning and chocolatey marijuana the next. No joke, we've had a cocoa-puffs+marijuana smell once too. If that stuff is getting out then I'm pretty sure that their extraction process is not scrubbing air properly.