Marijuana Growing and Air Pollution: Discussion Paper from The Communications Institute
Denise Shandroff said. “It looked like an orchard. The larger they got and the closer to harvest, the smellier it got, and the odor was overwhelming.” City Attorney Christine Dietrick said that the Shandroffs’ concerns were enough to prompt the City Council to ask for an ordinance to be drafted. In describing the odor, they noted “……and the smell — it was just over the top.” In March a new ordinance approved was in City San Luis Obispo, originally stemming from complaints about medical marijuana cultivation, would regulate any offensive and persistent odors that waft across property lines.
One Mokelume Hill property owner in Calaveras County reports that his home has been surrounded by multiple marijuana groves. He told the Institute “These groves smell like skunks at a magnitude of 10!”