[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of North Reading as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-5-2009 OTM by Art. 16, approved 2-2-2010]
No person shall smoke, ingest or otherwise use or consume marihuana (marijuana) or tetrahydrocannibol 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, municipal parking lot, or any other area owned or under the control of the Town; or in or upon any bus or passenger conveyance operated by a common carrier, or in any place accessible to the public.
Whoever violates the provisions of this bylaw shall be subject to the following penalties - $300 for each offense. Any penalty imposed under this bylaw shall be in addition to any civil penalty imposed under MGL c. 94C, § 32L.
This bylaw may be enforced through any lawful means in law and in equity including, but not limited to, enforcement by criminal indictment or complaint pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 21 and § 1-5A of the General Bylaws, or non-criminal disposition pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 21D and § 1-5B of the General Bylaws by any police officer of the Town.