Recreational marijuana in Massachusetts means discord in apartment buildings

Massachusetts voters approved recreational marijuana in 2016, and the narcotic has been available medicinally since 2012—twin realities that have sparked a real estate side effect, so to speak: Neighbors complaining about neighbors smoking the stuff; and condo and tenant associations trying to crack down internally on the use.

Now, with retail marijuana sales expected to start in July, such complaints and crackdowns are only expected to intensify as cannabis becomes exponentially easier to score.

The opposition can run from the pedestrian—condo associations enacting amendments prohibiting pot-smoking, residents retaining lawyers to fight even medical marijuana use—to the relatively more at