Question: What should landlords know about Marijuana and Rental Properties?

by Mary Kelly (1/2/2022)

I am good at internet research, but I am not an attorney. This answer is based solely on internet sources that I have not verified as to accuracy. Therefore, you are advised to consult an attorney for more information if you are a landlord.

In Zillow’s article “Marijuana and Rental Properties: What Landlords and Property Managers Should Know,” information is provided at

This question came to me from a landlord about landlord’s liability if tenants are using marijuana illegally in a rental unit which has lead me to do some research on this matter. Laws are regulated and enforced by states….and they vary. There are also federal laws and regulations, which makes comprehension of the laws surrounding the use of marijuana in the United States all the more confusing.

In the State of Georgia (United States) where I currently live, medical marijuana is legal conditionally. For details, see the following (but be aware that anyone can post to the internet):

About Mary Kelly

Mary Kelly is a retired community college professor, a licensed real estate broker in the states of Florida and Georgia, and a writer. She has three masters' degrees and is an avid reader - mostly of non-fiction. Her areas of study and experience are in business, computer science, and education. She currently resides in Waycross, Georgia, and her home is truly furnished for the comfort and convenience of her dogs. She loves the outdoors and loves walking in parks along lakes and on beaches. And she is somewhat of a minimalist and doesn't value having a lot of possessions.
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