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When a landlord just says no to tenants smoking pot

Columnist David Lazarus answers your consumer questions in this one-minute video.

Dave is a landlord, but he's not a dope smoker. So when he lists a room for rent on Craigslist, he specifies that marijuana isn't welcome.

However, Dave says that Craigslist users routinely flag his postings for being discriminatory, and he's received warnings from the site.

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He asks: Can't a landlord just say no to drugs?

The short answer is yes. But in the age of medical marijuana, things are a little trickier.

For more, check out today's Ask Laz video.

If you have a consumer question, email me at asklaz@latimes.com or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz.

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