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So, last year I moving in with a female roommate to save money.  At first she seemed fine, but in short order, she started acting out with borderline personality disorder, as described in my previous post.  Bossing me around, turned into posting angry letters all over the apartment, and then she started kicking me out of common rooms like the living room when she wanted to use it telling me that if I didn't leave and let her use the living room, she would, "Call the police."  That turned into her routine threat whenever she wanted me to do something.  I called and emailed the police about that asking for advice, but they said all I could do is move out.  

I finally made a verbal agreement with my landlord to move out by August 1st.  Part of that agreement was not paying July rent.  I received a notice to quit anyway.  When asked about that, the landlord told me that she was just protecting herself.  It's now over 10 day's since that was given to me.

So far, I skipped the part about the additional problem with my landlord, a friend of my roommate's, who lives one floor above us.  This landlord, introduced herself as a former domestic violence attorney,and has had a bad drug habit of smoking marijuana and other stuff and would do so in a way that would fill our apartment when my roommate got mad at me (often).  The landlord told me that if I turned her in for drugs that my roommate would accuse me of domestic violence and get a restraining order.  I sent in several anonymous complaints to the police department because the illegal drugs were quite strong, very detectable outside, and impacting my health.  Finally, earlier this week, I made a formal report about my landlord's drugs.  The next day, the landlord and my roommate together were waiting for me to return home with intense expressions on their faces.  I told them I was too busy to talk, packed some belongings and spent the next couple nights in the school's library.  Then today I just arrived home for the first time since Wednesday and to my surprise the police arrived shortly after I got home.  My roommate has filed an emergency restraining order against me without my knowing.  I have no idea what I'm accused of and am in total shock (except for the fact that she and my landlord had previously threatened me with this, but I didn't think they would go through with it).  Now I have to stay away from the apartment.  So, I have 2 problems going on now, the restraining order and the possibility of eviction.  I live in Boston, Massachusetts.  Does anyone have any good advice or know of any excellent criminal defense attorneys?  Again, I am applying to graduate school and fear that this could change my future.  

Edit: As a first question, I'm not even sure where to go in the courthouse to find out what I'm being accused of?  And a second question, how can I find out if I am being evicted?  As a third, if you know of any financially sound options, please fill me in.  I think I'm going to try to get by with a combination of staying with friends and at the library as oppose to an expensive hotel.  Still not sure how to move my belonging cheaply once this restraining order is lifted, and hopefully it will be.

If anyone's wondering, I am a nice guy in the medical field with no criminal record.  I am a nice gentle person and am nothing like these circumstances might suggest.

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Gauss44 got himself an alt-id. see : https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1569353

Like I said, you shoulda found somewhere else to live.

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jerosen said:   Gauss44 got himself an alt-id. see : https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1569353

Like I said, you shoulda found somewhere else to live.

  
This is what happens when legal entities give too much power to accusers.  People get wrongly accused.  Boston is a tough place to find cheap housing.

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Since when was smoking weed considered a bad drug habit in a liberal city like Boston?

You're gonna have to live by yourself or give up and leave Boston. The TRO is basically an eviction as far as you're concerned. You made trouble and now they've retaliated. And it's two against one with you being the newcomer. Don't bother to fight it. Just walk away. Your furniture was holding you back anyway,

 

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yeah... and didn't Mass. legalize it?

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answer to every Gauss44 thread:

Find somewhere else to live.

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That meeting you ducked was probably to hear their offer of giving you a few days to pack your stuff and go.

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wormbogep said:   So, last year I moving in with a female roommate to save money.  At first she seemed fine, but in short order, she started acting out with borderline personality disorder, as described in my previous post.  Bossing me around, turned into posting angry letters all over the apartment, and then she started kicking me out of common rooms like the living room when she wanted to use it telling me that if I didn't leave and let her use the living room, she would, "Call the police."  That turned into her routine threat whenever she wanted me to do something.  I called and emailed the police about that asking for advice, but they said all I could do is move out.  

I finally made a verbal agreement with my landlord to move out by August 1st.  Part of that agreement was not paying July rent.  I received a notice to quit anyway.  When asked about that, the landlord told me that she was just protecting herself.  It's now over 10 day's since that was given to me.

So far, I skipped the part about the additional problem with my landlord, a friend of my roommate's, who lives one floor above us.  This landlord, introduced herself as a former domestic violence attorney,and has had a bad drug habit of smoking marijuana and other stuff and would do so in a way that would fill our apartment when my roommate got mad at me (often).  The landlord told me that if I turned her in for drugs that my roommate would accuse me of domestic violence and get a restraining order.  I sent in several anonymous complaints to the police department because the illegal drugs were quite strong, very detectable outside, and impacting my health.  Finally, earlier this week, I made a formal report about my landlord's drugs.  The next day, the landlord and my roommate together were waiting for me to return home with intense expressions on their faces.  I told them I was too busy to talk, packed some belongings and spent the next couple nights in the school's library.  Then today I just arrived home for the first time since Wednesday and to my surprise the police arrived shortly after I got home.  My roommate has filed an emergency restraining order against me without my knowing.  I have no idea what I'm accused of and am in total shock (except for the fact that she and my landlord had previously threatened me with this, but I didn't think they would go through with it).  Now I have to stay away from the apartment.  So, I have 2 problems going on now, the restraining order and the possibility of eviction.  I live in Boston, Massachusetts.  Does anyone have any good advice or know of any excellent criminal defense attorneys?  Again, I am applying to graduate school and fear that this could change my future.  

Edit: As a first question, I'm not even sure where to go in the courthouse to find out what I'm being accused of?  And a second question, how can I find out if I am being evicted?  As a third, if you know of any financially sound options, please fill me in.  I think I'm going to try to get by with a combination of staying with friends and at the library as oppose to an expensive hotel.  Still not sure how to move my belonging cheaply once this restraining order is lifted, and hopefully it will be.

If anyone's wondering, I am a nice guy in the medical field with no criminal record.  I am a nice gentle person and am nothing like these circumstances might suggest.

Previous thread here: https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1562072 

 

  Pics of roommate and LL?

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Can my landlord throw away my belongings after August 1st? A friend of mine suggested that this restraining order may have been intended to keep me out of the apartment so that my landlord could dispose of my belongings as abandoned property.

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TLDR available?

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So basically OP ignored previous advice and now needs new advice that he/she will probably ignore?

You were already moving out and you even care about eviction?
Regarding the restraining order, well you don't live there anyhow so who cares?

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Does a restraining order against a tenant, that makes the tenant unable to return, give the landlord permission to dispose of the tenant's belongings? If so, when?

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Do you have the agreement to not pay rent for July in writing, or through txt message? If not you should pay the rent to prevent being evicted. For the emergency protection order you should appear at the hearing ideally with a lawyer. Do not skip the hearing. To find a lawyer contact the MA Bar. In the future screen your room mates better by checking their credit and criminal history. Do not talk to the police or to the former room mate.

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Smoking marijuana is legal in MA. So what crime did you accuse the landlord of?

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gnopgnip said:   Do you have the agreement to not pay rent for July in writing, or through txt message? If not you should pay the rent to prevent being evicted. For the emergency protection order you should appear at the hearing ideally with a lawyer. Do not skip the hearing. To find a lawyer contact the MA Bar. In the future screen your room mates better by checking their credit and criminal history. Do not talk to the police or to the former room mate.
  
I was away from the house for a few days and the hearing happened without my knowledge.  After turning my landlord in for drugs, I figured I'd give everyone a few days to cool off since they were mad at me.  I did talk to the police because I was worried and wanted to know what my housemate had accused me of.  The police acted like they didn't know.  So, I'm wondering if it's possible that my housemate went directly to the courthouse to get that restraining order?

It's been over 10 days since I received the 14 day notice to quit so I'm not sure if paying now would cure anything.  I'm thinking it's time to hire movers and put all my stuff in storage in the meantime.  It's just that with graduate school applications underway, I have next to no money and have to afford interview plane tickets, a new suit for interviews, etc. first/last/security on my new place, and a place to live in the meantime.  It's crossed my mind that just letting all of my belongings go except say a couple suitcases would be in my best interest.

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wormbogep said:   
gnopgnip said:   Do you have the agreement to not pay rent for July in writing, or through txt message? If not you should pay the rent to prevent being evicted. For the emergency protection order you should appear at the hearing ideally with a lawyer. Do not skip the hearing. To find a lawyer contact the MA Bar. In the future screen your room mates better by checking their credit and criminal history. Do not talk to the police or to the former room mate.
  
I was away from the house for a few days and the hearing happened without my knowledge.  After turning my landlord in for drugs, I figured I'd give everyone a few days to cool off since they were mad at me.  I did talk to the police because I was worried and wanted to know what my housemate had accused me of.  The police acted like they didn't know.  So, I'm wondering if it's possible that my housemate went directly to the courthouse to get that restraining order?

It's been over 10 days since I received the 14 day notice to quit so I'm not sure if paying now would cure anything.  I'm thinking it's time to hire movers and put all my stuff in storage in the meantime.  It's just that with graduate school applications underway, I have next to no money and have to afford interview plane tickets, a new suit for interviews, etc. first/last/security on my new place, and a place to live in the meantime.  It's crossed my mind that just letting all of my belongings go except say a couple suitcases would be in my best interest.

  I'm confused - you said you were moving out Aug 1 anyways, which is 4 days from now.  Sounds like you were the one preparing to violate your agreement, and the landlord was correct in protecting himself.

As for your belongings, go to the police and have them escort you to the property to get your stuff.  If it isn't there, report it stolen right then.

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Glitch99 said:   
wormbogep said:   
gnopgnip said:   Do you have the agreement to not pay rent for July in writing, or through txt message? If not you should pay the rent to prevent being evicted. For the emergency protection order you should appear at the hearing ideally with a lawyer. Do not skip the hearing. To find a lawyer contact the MA Bar. In the future screen your room mates better by checking their credit and criminal history. Do not talk to the police or to the former room mate.
  
I was away from the house for a few days and the hearing happened without my knowledge.  After turning my landlord in for drugs, I figured I'd give everyone a few days to cool off since they were mad at me.  I did talk to the police because I was worried and wanted to know what my housemate had accused me of.  The police acted like they didn't know.  So, I'm wondering if it's possible that my housemate went directly to the courthouse to get that restraining order?

It's been over 10 days since I received the 14 day notice to quit so I'm not sure if paying now would cure anything.  I'm thinking it's time to hire movers and put all my stuff in storage in the meantime.  It's just that with graduate school applications underway, I have next to no money and have to afford interview plane tickets, a new suit for interviews, etc. first/last/security on my new place, and a place to live in the meantime.  It's crossed my mind that just letting all of my belongings go except say a couple suitcases would be in my best interest.

  I'm confused - you said you were moving out Aug 1 anyways, which is 4 days from now.  Sounds like you were the one preparing to violate your agreement, and the landlord was correct in protecting himself.

As for your belongings, go to the police and have them escort you to the property to get your stuff.  If it isn't there, report it stolen right then.

  
I would very much like to move on August 1st, but the restraining order that I received today, much to my surprise, prevents me from going to the house without a police escort and I still have a lot of stuff to pack.  I probably cannot afford to hire movers, but will be looking into options now.

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No they can't throw out your stuff that fast.

Have you still not read your states landlord tenant law? I'd think you'd be an expert on the topic by now.

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When you say "hire movers" did you mean to say rent a uhaul for a half day?

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wormbogep said:   
Glitch99 said:   
wormbogep said:   
gnopgnip said:   Do you have the agreement to not pay rent for July in writing, or through txt message? If not you should pay the rent to prevent being evicted. For the emergency protection order you should appear at the hearing ideally with a lawyer. Do not skip the hearing. To find a lawyer contact the MA Bar. In the future screen your room mates better by checking their credit and criminal history. Do not talk to the police or to the former room mate.
  
I was away from the house for a few days and the hearing happened without my knowledge.  After turning my landlord in for drugs, I figured I'd give everyone a few days to cool off since they were mad at me.  I did talk to the police because I was worried and wanted to know what my housemate had accused me of.  The police acted like they didn't know.  So, I'm wondering if it's possible that my housemate went directly to the courthouse to get that restraining order?

It's been over 10 days since I received the 14 day notice to quit so I'm not sure if paying now would cure anything.  I'm thinking it's time to hire movers and put all my stuff in storage in the meantime.  It's just that with graduate school applications underway, I have next to no money and have to afford interview plane tickets, a new suit for interviews, etc. first/last/security on my new place, and a place to live in the meantime.  It's crossed my mind that just letting all of my belongings go except say a couple suitcases would be in my best interest.

  I'm confused - you said you were moving out Aug 1 anyways, which is 4 days from now.  Sounds like you were the one preparing to violate your agreement, and the landlord was correct in protecting himself.

As for your belongings, go to the police and have them escort you to the property to get your stuff.  If it isn't there, report it stolen right then.

  
I would very much like to move on August 1st, but the restraining order that I received today, much to my surprise, prevents me from going to the house without a police escort and I still have a lot of stuff to pack.  I probably cannot afford to hire movers, but will be looking into options now.
 

 How much more could you have to pack?  It's the weekend, and you're out the first of the week.  If you were in fact going to be out on schedule, you should be pretty much ready to go at this point anyways.  How the hell did you plan to move this furniture anyways?  I'm guessing you thought that with your landlord in jail for that conveniently timed drug complaint, you would be able to stick around a few more days.  This is only reinforced by your concern you are now going to be "evicted", when there's no time for that to happen before you're supposed to be out anyways, and asking about a criminal defense attorney when simply moving out as agreed will end the whole situation.  You intentionally forced the issue to shirk your responsibilities, and it has now backfired.  It's becoming pretty clear why you have such issues with housing, and that you are the kind of tenant that forces landlords to be hard-asses. 

I'm starting to wonder if you really only rented a room in this house, and you just figured that once in the room you could slowly spread into the so-called "common areas" as well without anyone raising a stink.

Just send whoever was going to help you move the furniture anyways, to get your stuff.  Or take a police escort and start to pack; I'm sure it wont be long until the officer "works something out" with your landlord to be done with you once and for all. 

Or, as soon as you received the order, you should've been down at the courthouse filing for your own emergency relief - but that would've required testifying in court that you were moving out after the weekend, when you had no intention of doing so.

I'm not trying to be mean or rude, but this whole saga is ridiculous.

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jerosen said:   When you say "hire movers" did you mean to say rent a uhaul for a half day?
  
I was just now wondering how people generally pack their belongings and move out when they can't come home without a police escort?  I was thinking that in my situation if an officer was willing to stay with us for a half hour, that might almost work with full service movers helping pack and load the truck.  But that also might be prohibitively expensive on my student budget.  I will be checking with my friends about who has a drivers license, but almost all of them are from out of state and not use to driving in Boston, let alone a moving truck. 

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wormbogep said:   
jerosen said:   When you say "hire movers" did you mean to say rent a uhaul for a half day?
  
I was just now wondering how people generally pack their belongings and move out when they can't come home without a police escort?  I was thinking that in my situation if an officer was willing to stay with us for a half hour, that might almost work with full service movers helping pack and load the truck.  But that also might be prohibitively expensive on my student budget.  I will be checking with my friends about who has a drivers license, but almost all of them are from out of state and not use to driving in Boston, let alone a moving truck. 

  And yet again, you ignore the fact you were supposedly moving this weekend anyways.  How were you going to accomplish moving everything, before the restraining order came into play?  Because this would only require relatively minor tweaking of any previous plan.

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BostonOne said:   Smoking marijuana is legal in MA. So what crime did you accuse the landlord of?

Possession is illegal in all 50 states.

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Glitch99 said:   
wormbogep said:   
jerosen said:   When you say "hire movers" did you mean to say rent a uhaul for a half day?
  
I was just now wondering how people generally pack their belongings and move out when they can't come home without a police escort?  I was thinking that in my situation if an officer was willing to stay with us for a half hour, that might almost work with full service movers helping pack and load the truck.  But that also might be prohibitively expensive on my student budget.  I will be checking with my friends about who has a drivers license, but almost all of them are from out of state and not use to driving in Boston, let alone a moving truck. 

  And yet again, you ignore the fact you were supposedly moving this weekend anyways.  How were you going to accomplish moving everything, before the restraining order came into play?  Because this would only require relatively minor tweaking of any previous plan.

  
I planned to spend all day and night finishing up the packing.  I've been very busy lately and have been gradually packing all month long. 

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wormbogep said:   
Glitch99 said:   
wormbogep said:   
jerosen said:   When you say "hire movers" did you mean to say rent a uhaul for a half day?
  
I was just now wondering how people generally pack their belongings and move out when they can't come home without a police escort?  I was thinking that in my situation if an officer was willing to stay with us for a half hour, that might almost work with full service movers helping pack and load the truck.  But that also might be prohibitively expensive on my student budget.  I will be checking with my friends about who has a drivers license, but almost all of them are from out of state and not use to driving in Boston, let alone a moving truck. 

  And yet again, you ignore the fact you were supposedly moving this weekend anyways.  How were you going to accomplish moving everything, before the restraining order came into play?  Because this would only require relatively minor tweaking of any previous plan.

  
I planned to spend all day and night finishing up the packing.  I've been very busy lately and have been gradually packing all month long. 

  Ugh.  HOW WERE YOU GOING TO MOVE EVERYTHING?  You say hiring a moving company isnt an option, and that you know no one who can drive a moving truck - but one of those was going to be necessary with or without a restraining order.

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Couple of sentences in, and the Gauss bell went off.

Then: yep...
In Boston, in medical field, applying to graduate school, problem with housing, problem with roommate, problem with landlord, problem with odors, problem with money, problem with time management, problem with belongings, problem with procrastinating from extricating self from a worsening situation before it becomes a tangled web and the authorities are called in.

And no denial from the OP that he's really the Fatwallet member Gauss44.

Gauss, Gauss, Gauss. Over the years you've had a lot of great advice from Fatwalleters and almost all of it still applies today.

Step away from people who don't like you and don't want you around, and who cause you discomfort and make you feel unwelcome. You need to live by yourself. You need to live farther out of Boston in a cheaper area. You need to reduce your amount of belongings. Etc.

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Should've reported her drug use after you moved out. Dum dum dum...

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peas said:   Should've reported her drug use after you moved out. Dum dum dum...
  
In the city, it is a common problem that a neighbor will smoke whatever and that side stream smoke enters other peoples units.  I maintain that it's sort of a person's own business if they take drugs, but they shouldn't force it on others.  

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elektronic said:   
BostonOne said:   Smoking marijuana is legal in MA. So what crime did you accuse the landlord of?

Possession is illegal in all 50 states.

I love how confident people are when they don't know what they're talking about. Especially when they could look up the facts with a simple Google search.

"St. 2016, c.34 , as amended by St.2016, c.351 . Codified as MGL c.94G. The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act
Effective December 15, 2016, adults may possess and use marijuana."

http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-subj/a...

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BostonOne said:   
elektronic said:   
BostonOne said:   Smoking marijuana is legal in MA. So what crime did you accuse the landlord of?

Possession is illegal in all 50 states.

I love how confident people are when they don't know what they're talking about. Especially when they could look up the facts with a simple Google search.

"St. 2016, c.34 , as amended by St.2016, c.351 . Codified as MGL c.94G. The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act
Effective December 15, 2016, adults may possess and use marijuana."

http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-subj/a...

  Isn't it still illegal under federal law, regardless of what any state law may say?

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Glitch99 said:   
BostonOne said:   
elektronic said:   
BostonOne said:   Smoking marijuana is legal in MA. So what crime did you accuse the landlord of?

Possession is illegal in all 50 states.

I love how confident people are when they don't know what they're talking about. Especially when they could look up the facts with a simple Google search.

"St. 2016, c.34 , as amended by St.2016, c.351 . Codified as MGL c.94G. The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act
Effective December 15, 2016, adults may possess and use marijuana."

http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-subj/a...

  Isn't it still illegal under federal law, regardless of what any state law may say?

No federal law enforcement officer is going to enforce federal possession laws in any state for personal-use amounts.
And OP didn't call the feds.

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BostonOne said:   
Glitch99 said:   
BostonOne said:   
elektronic said:   
BostonOne said:   Smoking marijuana is legal in MA. So what crime did you accuse the landlord of?
 


Possession is illegal in all 50 states.
 

I love how confident people are when they don't know what they're talking about. Especially when they could look up the facts with a simple Google search.

"St. 2016, c.34 , as amended by St.2016, c.351 . Codified as MGL c.94G. The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act
Effective December 15, 2016, adults may possess and use marijuana."

http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-subj/a...
 

  Isn't it still illegal under federal law, regardless of what any state law may say?
 

No federal law enforcement officer is going to enforce federal possession laws in any state for personal-use amounts.
And OP didn't call the feds.
 

  True, but that doesnt make it any less illegal.  Elektronic was "confident" because he was correct.

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BostonOne said:   
elektronic said:   
BostonOne said:   Smoking marijuana is legal in MA. So what crime did you accuse the landlord of?

Possession is illegal in all 50 states.

I love how confident people are when they don't know what they're talking about. Especially when they could look up the facts with a simple Google search.

"St. 2016, c.34 , as amended by St.2016, c.351 . Codified as MGL c.94G. The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act
Effective December 15, 2016, adults may possess and use marijuana."

http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-subj/a...

  
It has been legalized by state law in Massachusetts and several other states, but it is still *federally* illegal.  That means that technically, anyone selling, possessing or consuming marijuana, even while completely in compliance with state laws, could be prosecuted by the federal government.  This includes medical marijuana.  Under the previous administration, the Justice Department made it clear that they would not enforce marijuana prohibition when individuals were acting in accordance with state law.  The current Attorney General Jeff Sessions has indicated that this is about to change, even for personal use and possession be it recreational *or* medical.

http://www.newsweek.com/marijuana-legalization-marijuana-jeff-sessions-640904 

Chris.

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OP, Think about these four words very carefully....

You are the problem.

Until you change, things will stay the same.

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cpaynter said:   
BostonOne said:   
elektronic said:   
BostonOne said:   Smoking marijuana is legal in MA. So what crime did you accuse the landlord of?

Possession is illegal in all 50 states.

I love how confident people are when they don't know what they're talking about. Especially when they could look up the facts with a simple Google search.

"St. 2016, c.34 , as amended by St.2016, c.351 . Codified as MGL c.94G. The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act
Effective December 15, 2016, adults may possess and use marijuana."

http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-subj/a...

  
It has been legalized by state law in Massachusetts and several other states, but it is still *federally* illegal.  That means that technically, anyone selling, possessing or consuming marijuana, even while completely in compliance with state laws, could be prosecuted by the federal government.  This includes medical marijuana.  Under the previous administration, the Justice Department made it clear that they would not enforce marijuana prohibition when individuals were acting in accordance with state law.  The current Attorney General Jeff Sessions has indicated that this is about to change, even for personal use and possession be it recreational *or* medical.

http://www.newsweek.com/marijuana-legalization-marijuana-jeff-sessions-640904 

Chris.

OP called the local police. Police don't enforce federal drug laws. In the context of this post, it is both technically and practically legal.
It's fine to have an academic discussion about what happens when federal law that is not enforced conflicts with state law, but it doesn't change the fact that for the purposes of this situation and this post, what the landlord was doing was legal.

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woowoo2 said:   OP, Think about these four words very carefully....

You are the problem.

Until you change, things will stay the same.

I could not of said it better myself!!!!! Absolutely right.
 

  

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While the OP made some blunders, by far the most egregious act was committed by the radical feminists that abused the intent of  the "Restraining Order Laws" that are routinely rubber-stamped, especially in a place like that. They can have far reaching consequences if you fail to deal with them. You should have played hardball to begin with if you suspected illegal drug activity based upon what you encountered and reported it directly to the DEA tip-line and perhaps should still because she may be involved in more than you realize...

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LOOPHOLE said:   . You should have played hardball to begin with if you suspected illegal drug activity based upon what you encountered and reported it directly to the DEA tip-line and perhaps should still because she may be involved in more than you realize...


Yeah or just tweet at Jeff Sessions.

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I still think this is some elaborate troll in a very niche troll market trying to piss off landlords on FWF and scare away would-be renters on the internet.

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oppidum said:   
forbin4040 said:   Can you believe this whole thing started because of the smell of curry?

I had been thinking that this OP (Gauss44/Wormbogep) had talked about an insect infestation in his apartment even before living in the curry-odor accomodation,
but now I see that that house-centipedes thread (and a few others which on the surface seemed to have a Gauss-y feel -- some examples are below) were by a different guy:

Some girl in my library is typing loud and hard
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/off-topic/1286877   

Contractor next door profaning at me
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/off-topic/1293759  

Killed 10 house centipedes, how to log information
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1284578 

Let's say that I'm sharing my landlord's internet connection
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/technology/1280372 

What happens if you sign a lease and you break it
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1288678 

How does subletting work
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1277096  

What's included in a lawyer's consultation fee
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1227588  

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Here are some of the threads by Gauss44
(besides the current "wormbogep" altID, I don't know if he has used other alternate IDs on Fatwallet):

Would you rent to someone with a strong smell of food/incense?
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/off-topic/1358486 

How to find an urban apt with good neighbors and management
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1358577 

Would you rent to someone who called the housing inspector
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1354659 

Using "tenancy at will" to push tenants around
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1311361 

Landlord mistreats tenant:  what should tenant do
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1246583 

Is elderly/disabled housing worth it (financial savings vs. risk of disease)
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1344942 

Renter finds liens, sheriff notices in mail, landlord renting through deceased relative's name, what is going on
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1466863 

Neighbor's range hood empties into my apartment
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1486068 

Adventures in renting, notice to quit, ownership issues, inhabitability
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1511557 

Evictions and credit scores
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1513819 

Wording lease so you aren't responsible for housemate's rent
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1528431 

Paid with disability on credit report
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1524580 

Alternatives to bankruptcy
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1568330 

Thought moving in with a roommate would save money
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1569353 

Disability discharge of student loans
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1569700 

How to protect yourself from inaccurate info provided by college financial aid office
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1385183 

How to make money by getting rid of stuff
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1400865 

Study place needed in Boston
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/deal-discussion/1570825 

Air conditioning for a long skinny apartment
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/deal-discussion/1440708 

How to remove squirrels from an attic yourself
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/deal-discussion/1364593  

How to provide evidence (to a judge regarding eviction) that I'm looking for a new place to move to
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1512562 

Would you go to an unaccredited law school
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1415435  

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