I'm sharing an apartment with a guy who smokes alot and who always invites friends to come over and smoke here. At first, I didn't mind at all because there was not that much smoking and it was only every now and then. I would occasionally join in, but did not make it a habit. The whole situation is starting to become worrysome, though.
It's to the point where this apartment has become known by a Big group of friends as a place to come and smoke, and every single night there are at least 6 people in the living room smoking up a storm. They go through about an ounce every week or so. Every single day, right when school's out (and sometimes before if they are skipping) there is this group that just migrates over here and they stay over here until 10-11 all day.
That part doesn't bother me too much, but the higher amount of person traffic that is always coming and going here could be a red flag to others living around us. My roommate and his friends are naive about marijuana being illegal here and the fact that they can get caught by the authorities, so sometimes they will open the apartment door (for fresh air) and start smoking with the door wide open to where you can smell it way outside the apartment and look right in and see everyone smoke. Sometimes I'll come home at night, and the blinds will be open and everyone is smoking in the living room clearly visible by anyone outside. I got Real worried when I came out of my room and a few of the "regulars" were all excited and telling me that my roommate found some seeds and made a little setup in his bathroom to try and get them to grow.
I almost flipped out when I found out that this total stranger, who happens to be a dealer, started to bring loads of up to half a pound over here to our apartment to sell to my roommate and to the people who are always over here smoking. Nobody knows the guy very well, and the whole situation just doesn't sit right with me.
I usually spend most of my time in my room. I'm quite a bit older than my roommate and his crowd (none of them are even 20 yrs old yet) so my behavior/habits and maturity level is different than theirs and I try to preserve that distance. They are still in their party 24/7 stage and I've grown out of it.
I have a 100% clean record, and am about to graduate a vo-tech school at the end of June. Moving isn't an option right now because I can't afford a move when I will have another move a month later. I'm worried that my roommate and his crowd's ignorant and irresponsible smoking habits are going to draw enough attention to become a big problem. I CAN'T get caught with anything, because my whole family will literally disown me and I do not want anything on my record because of someone else's irresponsibility.
If for some reason, he gets busted, will I be sucked into all of the legal mess and have charges against me? The apartment has both of our names on it. I stay in my room 90% of the time I'm home and I haven't smoked at all in about 3 weeks. There is no paraphernalia in my room at all, it's all in the living room and it all belongs to him. Since it's in a common/shared area, can I be arrested and charged with the same thing he does if he gets busted even though I'm not involved in anything?