Town of Belchertown, MA
Hampshire County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Belchertown 5-11-2009 by Art. 28. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 10.

§ 69-1 Public consumption of marihuana or tetrahydrocannabinol.

No person shall smoke, ingest, or otherwise use or consume marihuana or tetrahydrocannabinol (as defined in MGL c. 94C, § 1, as amended) while in or upon any street, sidewalk, public way, footway, 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 place accessible to the public.

§ 69-2 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

This chapter may be enforced through any lawful means in law or in equity, including, but not limited to, enforcement by noncriminal disposition pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 21D, by the Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator, or their duly authorized agents, or any police officer. The fine for violation of this chapter shall be $300 for each offense. Any penalty imposed under this chapter shall be in addition to any civil penalty imposed under MGL c. 94C, § 32L.