Town of Lunenburg, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Lunenburg 11-16-2015 STM by Art. 9. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall ingest or otherwise use or consume marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol, (as defined in MGL c. 94C, § 1, as amended) other than a qualified patient with a valid medical certification of a debilitating condition, all as defined under state law, while in or upon a street, sidewalk, public way, footway, or pathway, passageway, stairs, bridge, park, playground, beach, recreation area, boat landing, public building, schoolhouse, school grounds, cemetery, parking lot, or any area owned by or under the control of the Town; or in or upon any bus or other passenger conveyance operated by a common carrier; or in any Town-owned vehicle; or in any place accessible to the public. No person, including a qualifying patient with a valid medical certification of a debilitating condition, as defined under state law, shall smoke marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol in any public place set forth herein.
This bylaw may be enforced through any lawful means in law or in equity, including, but not limited to, enforcement by criminal complaint of fines pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 21D, by the Board of Selectmen, the Town Manager, or their duly authorized agents or any police officer. The fine for a violation of this bylaw shall be $300 for each offense. Any penalty imposed under this bylaw shall be in addition to any civil penalty imposed under MGL c. 94C, § 32L.