Near legal grower, air quality goes to pot

January 9th, 2013 by admin Leave a reply »

Posted: 10:40 PM
Updated: 10:54 PM

Near legal grower, air quality goes to pot

By Eric Russell erussell@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

SCARBOROUGH — Employees at Swaney Lighting Associates first noticed the smell about three months ago.

15 Pleasant HIll Rd. in Scarborough Monday, January 7, 2013 where one to the tenants is legally growing marijuana. Some tenants say the smell is bothering them but there is nothing they can do about it legally.

Shawn Swaney of Swaney Lighting Associates in his office at 15 Pleasant HIll Rd. in Scarborough Monday, January 7, 2013. Swaney says the smell of marijuana growing (legally) in the office below his is getting to him and his workers. He wants to do something about it, but legally, he cannot.

Shawn Swaney, the company’s owner, assumed it was kids smoking pot nearby. He said he has no problem with marijuana personally, and saw no reason to do or say anything.

But the smell didn’t go away. Every day when Swaney and his workers arrived, they were hit with a skunky wave of marijuana scent.

After several hours in the office, Swaney said, his eyes got red and scratchy, and his throat got irritated. Four of his six employees reported feeling ill as well.

“I’ve been here three hours and I think I have a slight buzz already,” Swaney said Monday morning.

Someone is growing marijuana in the office directly

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