As marijuana legalization spreads across the country, more and more people are freely enjoying smoking the plant in the comfort of their homes. Some are using it recreationally, others for medical purposes. Either way, secondhand smoke is affecting others.

Josefa Ippolito-Shepherd is one of them. She is bothered by the smell of cannabis coming from her neighbor's house into her own. She claims cleaning doesn’t help, and anyone who’s been around weed knows the smoke can be powerful. So much so that the offending aroma affects her sleep and everyday life.

She tried asking her neighbor to stop lighting up indoors. Then she asked the landlord to evict the smoker but that didn't happen.

Ippolito-Shepherd has lived in Cleveland Park, a residential neighborhood in DC, for 30 years but now claims the attack on it is ruthless, writes The Washington Post.

Until cannabis became legal, she had the option of calling the police and getting her neighbor busted. So what now? According to D.C. Council chair Phil Mendelson, the only thing she can do to resolve the issue is to undo the legalization of marijuana. That’s why Ippolito-Shepherd took the matter to court where she argued that the smell is a public nuisance.

The trial is considered the first of its kind to make it this far in …

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