Quarantine meaning and the law

Quarantine meaning
a state, period, or place of isolation in which people or animals that have arrived from elsewhere or been exposed to the infectious or contagious disease are placed.
According to HHS, to Isolation and quarantine, are public health practices used to protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.

Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms.

As per statnews.com, Explaining a mass quarantine – What does it mean to ‘shelter in place’? And who has the power to call for it?
Officially, the definition of “quarantine” is very specific: It’s the seclusion of a person potentially exposed to a disease for a period of time to see if they become infected. A person under quarantine typically stays in one place to avoid nearly all contact with the outside world. When such quarantine is ordered by the government, it’s illegal to violate them: Breaking a federal quarantine is punishable by a fine or imprisonment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An individual found violating a federal quarantine order could face a fine of up to $100,000, a year in jail, or both, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service.

Many states also have their own punishments for violating quarantine, though they vary widely.

Pursuant to the law tfah.org, State Quarantine, and Isolation Laws.
What diseases are subject to Federal isolation and quarantine law?hhs.gov






Marijuana and Laws in California

Enforcement under the Nuisance Provision of the CC&Rs.
Secondhand smoke can cause serious health problems in children and adults.
Is it legal to completely prohibit smoking in an apartment building or condo complex?
Smoke can easily seep into other apartments in multi-unit buildings – through walls, doors, electrical outlets, and ventilation systems. There is no way to eliminate this exposure. Not only is the smell annoying, but secondhand smoke also affects many parts of the human body in children and adults.

California law recognizes two types of nuisances: (1) a private nuisance, and (2) a public nuisance. A private nuisance affects one or a few property owners. A public nuisance affects an entire community or neighborhood. A nuisance is “anything that is injurious to health . . . or is indecent or offensive to the senses, or an obstruction to the free use of property, so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property.” [California Civil Code § 3479.] To constitute a nuisance, the invasion of the owner’s interest in the use and enjoyment of his or her property must be substantial, based on proof of significant harm judged by an objective standard. [San Diego Gas & Electric Co. v. Superior Court (1996) 13 Cal.4th 893.] The legal test for determining whether an owner has suffered an unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of his or her property is whether the gravity of the harm outweighs the social utility of the offending conduct.

No public employee or member of the public shall smoke any tobacco product inside a public building, or in an outdoor area within 20 feet of a main exit, entrance, or operable window of a public building, or in a passenger vehicle, as defined by Section 465 of the Vehicle Code, owned by the state.
Many state and local laws prohibit smoking in workplaces and public spaces, and restrict or prohibit it in multiunit residential properties.
If your condo neighbor smokes, there are some steps you can take to avoid secondhand smoke seeping into your living space: Typically, marijuana, cigarette smoke, vaping any other kind too transferred from one unit to another through air vents, pipes, gaps in insulation, electrical outlets, ceiling fixtures, windows, and doors.
Your homeowner association has the legal ability to prohibit smoking in indoor and outdoor common areas of the condo complex and to restrict smoking in individual units.

Controlling secondhand smoke in the common area is supported by the typical nuisance provisions found in most CC&Rs. Secondhand smoke, whether cigarette, cigar, marijuana or otherwise, that drifts into other units, balconies, or common areas can be restricted by the association. Members have a right to the quiet enjoyment of their own units and don’t have to endure secondhand smoke of any kind wafting into their units; few people would question the validity of CC&R provisions that prohibit secondhand smoke.

An association’s authority to regulate the use of medical marijuana inside units is less clear. Health & Safety Code 11362.79 implies that smoking medical marijuana in one’s residence is allowed. As long as the smoke does not create a nuisance and provided the person has been authorized to use medical marijuana, smoking it in a unit is probably allowed under California law. As a result, a board might have better success regulating marijuana use by focusing on the secondhand smoke or nuisance aspects.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services CDC,” Studies show that older children whose parents smoke get sick more often. Their lungs grow less than children who do not breathe secondhand smoke, and they get more bronchitis and pneumonia.

Marijuana is illegal under federal law.

If you are smoking pot in a place where cigarette smoking is also illegal, you can be fined up to $250.
Secondhand marijuana smoke contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects, and many of the same toxic chemicals in smoked tobacco.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)External has not recognized or approved the marijuana plant as medicine.

Because marijuana is often smoked, it can damage your lungs and cardiovascular system (e.g., heart and blood vessels). These and other damaging effects on the brain and body could make marijuana more harmful than helpful as medicine. Another problem with marijuana as a medicine is that the ingredients aren’t exactly the same from plant to plant. There’s no way to know what kind and how much of a chemical you’re getting.
Wheezing and coughing are more common in children who breathe secondhand smoke.
Secondhand smoke can trigger an asthma attack in a child. Children with asthma who are around secondhand smoke have more severe and frequent asthma attacks.”