Marijuana rental lease clause

Rental Property Lease Clause: Marijuana

For those of us who lease properties in states like California and Colorado where marijuana or medical marijuana is now legal it is adding new legal challenges for property owners and landlords and their ability to control what a tenant does or does not do in their rental property. Fact: Marijuana is still illegal from a Federal basis. This helps because most rental property lease clause already state “No illegal Activity” in the rental property. Reality: Ok, so here is the tricky part, what is actually happening in these states? In Colorado the general trend is that smoking marijuana does not fall under the...