City of Springfield, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Springfield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Tobacco products — See Ch. 362.
[Adopted 3-23-2009 (Title 8, Ch. 8.40, of the 1986 Code)]
No person shall smoke, ingest, or otherwise use or consume marijuana 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 City; or in or upon any bus or other passenger conveyance operated by a common carrier; or in any place accessible to the public.
This article may be enforced through lawful means in law or in equity by noncriminal disposition pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 21D, by the Springfield Police Commissioner, his/her agents or any police officer.
The fine for violation of this article shall be $300 for each offense. Any penalty imposed under this article shall be in addition to any civil penalty imposed under MGL c. 94C, § 32L.