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Can my landlord get in trouble if I smoke pot on the premises?

Tempe, AZ |
Filed under: Landlord-tenant law

My parents own my house, but they do not live here. It is me and my roommate (she does not smoke, but instead drinks heavily under-age) My parents are okay with her drinking in the house, but not with me smoking; citing that they can be prosecuted for my possession on their property. Does this have legal support? Also, if they do, is it more than if my roommate were caught drinking?

Attorney Answers 1


  1. Yes, your parents can be prosecuted for knowingly allowing you to use a controlled
    substance on the premises. That is sometimes called criminal facilitation.

    It is not as likely that your parents would be arrested for underage drinking on the premises unless they actually furnish the minor the alcohol.

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