- Politics and Social Issues
Neighborly Illegal Activity Dilemma
Not more than 20 ft. from our house, across the lawn and over the fence that separates our house from our neighbor's house, is a good size crop of marijuana. The plants have been there all summer and harvest must be close as they are reaching 5-6 ft. tall and budding. The area is probably 7ft wide x 15 ft of tightly packed marijuana.
I seriously doubt if this is for only personal use, which is my dilemma. The couple is in their 60's, and have two 20ish old sons, which I suspect are growing it on their parents land. Every so often, the aroma is carried by the wind. The parents are fully aware and condone the marijuana growing.
I usually do not care about these things but the crop size is alarming. Marijuana probably should be legalized, at least, in small personal amounts. Of course, are they growing it for personal use or sale? Does it make a difference? Because of the location of the crop, only two neighbors can see the crop, so if I reported on the hotline, I am sure they would suspect us. Up to now, I have said nothing.
Should I report it? When should a neighbor report another neighbor for questionable activity? Would I feel better if I had reported a domestic abuse versus drug activity? What is the difference?
What would you do?