hey everyone! i'm 23 and have interstitial cystitis, IBS, and chronic gastritis, all of which impact my daily life greatly. This is where pot comes in to help. It has taken a long time for my boyfriend to accept this as a part of our lives because of the federal laws, despite that we live in california and i have my card (yes, i know the difference between state and fed law). That being the case, he didn't want any of it in the house and he is afraid that we will be kicked out of our neighborhood if the neighbors cause a fuss. I'm not sure how that would even be possible. We own our home, who is gonna kick us out? Finally last week my boyfriend gave in and i am "allowed" to smoke on of our 2 balconies (both of which face the back of another row of townhomes.) I'm not out there trying to be obvious, or anything like that, in fact most of the time i even use one of those smoke buddy filters to avoid spreading the smell around outside. My neighbors don't know me at all. They don't know my medical conditions; they don't know i puke and crap my brains out all night and can't eat much more than ginger tea and dry cheerios (sorry, those are the facts!). i don't "look" sick, so to someone who doesn't know me, I'm sure i look like someone just toking it up a few times a day for fun. Sometimes its hard to be taken seriously because of this. What's the worst they can do? Can they call the cops on me for smoking on my own balcony? Could we really be kicked out of our neighborhood? Smoking inside my house is not an option for several reasons. I imagine lots of you smoke on your balconies/patios and have some advice or experience to share. thanks~!