City of Monroe, MI
Monroe County
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[Adopted 2-2-1987 by Ord. No. 86-020]
[Amended 9-16-1991 by Ord. No. 91-027]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
COCAINE SPOON
A spoon with a bowl so small that the primary use for which it is reasonably adapted or designed is to hold or administer cocaine, and which is so small as to be unsuited for the typical, lawful uses of a spoon. A cocaine spoon may or may not be merchandised on a chain and may or may not be labeled as a cocaine spoon or "coke" spoon.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
Shall be defined as it is in the Controlled Substances Act of the State of Michigan, MCLA § 333.7101 et seq., as amended.
DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
Any item which is used or intended for use with a controlled substance. "Used or intended for use with a controlled substance" means that:
A. 
The item was primarily designed or adapted, because of its objective physical features, for use with a controlled substance;
B. 
The item was intended by an individual for use with a controlled substance;
C. 
An individual would know, or should have known, that the item was intended for use with a controlled substance.
MARIJUANA OR HASHISH PIPE
A pipe characterized by a bowl which is so small that the primary use for which it is reasonably adapted or designed is the smoking of marijuana or hashish, rather than lawful smoking tobacco, and which may or may not be equipped with a screen.
OWNER
Any person who possesses or has any legal and/or equitable interest in property.
PROPERTY
Any structure, house, building or premises or any part thereof.
A. 
Unlawful activity. No person shall sell, offer for sale, display, furnish, supply, possess or give away any empty gelatin capsule, hypodermic syringe or needle, cocaine spoon, marijuana pipe, hashish pipe or any other instrument, implement or device which is primarily adapted, implemented, utilized, used or designed for the administration or use of any controlled substance.
[Amended 8-12-1996 by Ord. No. 96-018]
B. 
Exceptions. The prohibitions and restrictions set forth in Subsection A hereof regarding hypodermic syringes or needles shall not apply to manufacturers, wholesalers, jobbers, licensed medical technicians, technologists, nurses, hospitals, licensed medical doctors or osteopathic physicians, clinical laboratories or embalmers, in the normal lawful course of their respective businesses or professions, nor to persons suffering from diabetes, asthma or any other medical conditions requiring self-injection.