One woman is upset that her neighbor can legally grow up to 12 marijuana plants in his home.
Three years ago, she moved to Fort Collins from Philadelphia with her seven-year-old son. She said she heard Fort Collins was a safe place to live.
She recently learned that her neighbor is allowed to grow the marijuana in his home because he is a caregiver.
"I thought it was a cute neighborhood, a quiet neighborhood," she said, who lives in Fort Collins.
"I was excited to finally be able to have my own garden," she added.
A year after she moved into her home, another man moved in as a tenant next door and began growing plants of his own.
"He moved in, and that's whenhe began construction on this marijuana grow house," she said.
According to her, the man grows marijuana legally from inside the detached garage on his property. The windows are covered up from the inside, and she says when the plants reach a certain size, the smell of weed is pungent.
"And I do feel like he is selling it, because I see cars coming and going," she said.
She has contacted numerous officials, who tell her he is within his legal rights.
She says the landlord on the property told her that the man has a license from the state of Colorado and grows the marijuana for his own use.
"I'm just not comfortable with a marijuana grow house right next door," she said.
So, she built a fence last week.
"I put this up so I didn't have to see it," she said.
"I definitely think it's a glitch in the law," she added. "The more grow houses that come into residential neighborhoods, people aren't going to be happy about it."
Medical Caregivers have to be licensed and approved through the state. Within the city of Fort Collins, a caregiver is allowed to have up to 12 plants.
After last November, the only place it's legal in the city to grow is technically single family homes.
"People were very adamant about closing the dispensaries," she said. "And I'm not sure why there's this loophole now."
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