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Shirley Steinbach Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article on Marijuana Use in Community Associations

Wall Street Journal

Attorney Shirley Steinbach was quoted in the Wall Street Journal in an article on how community associations and municipalities are dealing with the legalization of recreational and medicinal marijuana use.

In the article, Shirley says many condo boards have written rules that ban smoking in general-use areas or on the property as a whole, but that they mainly focus on tobacco.

“Marijuana often is not addressed at all [in condo documents]. It’s a nascent issue. Now with decriminalization, it’s more common to see its use in the open,” she said in the article.

For more, check out the full article (paywall): "Homeowners Raise a Stink Over Pot-Smoking Neighbors."

You can also read Shirley's article addressing this topic, "How Your Community Association Should Handle Marijuana Use in Light of Evolving Laws."

Shirley Steinbach is an attorney who counsels community associations in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. For more information about community associations handling marijuana use with evolving laws, contact her at 301-657-0172 or

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