Certainly there are regulations that govern how much odor businesses may emit into the community, but the dank smell of pot growing is something quite new for Denverites. It is a smell quite different from that of a bakery or any of the other usual smells businesses might emit in a bustling city.
City authorities report that this year some 30 percent of the complaints (external - login to view) about industrial odors came because of the indoor pot-growing facilities that have sprung up in the Mile High City.
USA Today reported that tests of air quality in Denver do not seem to indicate any violation of the city's clean air ordinances. Perhaps the large number of complaints has come because residents aren't used to the new smell in the air, but some residents are quite insistent that the odor is hurting their quality of life.
Residents Complain of Smell of Growing Pot Filling the Air in Denver (external - login to view)
face it, the sh!t stinks and most folks don't want some hipster or protohippy smokin' it around them either.