City of Franklin, NH
Merrimack County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Franklin as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-3-2011 by Ord. No. 03-11]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to use, possess, purchase, attempt to purchase, sell, offer to sell, give away, deliver or publicly display for sale any illegal smoking product (which includes but is not limited to the product known as "K2" or "spice") within the City limits of the City of Franklin, New Hampshire.
B. 
For the purpose of this article, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
ILLEGAL SMOKING PRODUCT
Any substance, whether described as tobacco, herbs, incense, spice or any blend thereof, which, when smoked or ingested, mimics the effects of a controlled substance, regardless of whether the substance is marketed for the purpose of being smoked or ingested, which includes any one or more of the following chemicals:
(1) 
One cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and its optical isomers;
(2) 
Six cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and its optical isomers;
(3) 
Three, four cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and its optical isomers;
(4) 
CP 47,497 and homologues: 2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-5-(2-methyloctan-2-yl)phenol;
(5) 
HU-210: [(6aR, 10aR)-9-(hydroxymethyl)-6, 6-dimethyl-3-(2-methyloctan-2-yl)-6a, 7, 10, 10a-tetrahydrobenzo[c]chromen-1-ol)], also known as 6aR-trans-3-(1, 10 dimethylheptyl)-61, 7, 10, 10a-tetrahydro1hydroxy-6, 6-dimethyl-6H-dibenzo [b,d] pyran-9-methanol;
(6) 
JWH-018: 1-pentyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole, also known as naphthalen-1-yl-(1-pentylindol-3-yl)methanone, also known as "spice";
(7) 
JWH-073: 1-butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole, also known as naphthalen-1-yl-(1-butylindol-3-yl)methanone;
(8) 
JWH-200: 1-[2-(4-morpholinyl)ethyl]-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole;
(9) 
JWH-081: 1-pentyl-3-(2-methoxyphenylacetyl)indole, also known as 2-(2-methoxyphenyl)-1-(1-pentylindol-3-yl)ethanone;
(10) 
JWH-250: 1-pentyl-3-(2-methoxyphenylacetyl)indole, also known as 2-(2-methoxyphenyl)-1-(1-pentylindol-3-yl)ethanone;
(11) 
Salvia divinorum or salvinorin A; all parts of the plant presently classified botanically as "Salvia divinorum," whether growing or not, the seeds thereof, any extract from any part of such plant, and every compound, manufacture, salts derivative, mixture or preparation of such plant, its seeds or extracts;
(12) 
Other synthetic cannabinoids or derivatives, salts, isomers, or salts of isomers with similar chemical structure and pharmacological activity as the substances defined above; or
(13) 
Any compound of the structures listed in this section, regardless of numerical designation of atomic positions.
OPTICAL ISOMERS
Two compounds which contain the same number and kinds of atoms and bonds, and different spatial arrangements of the atoms, but which have nonsuperimposable mirror images.
PERSON
An individual, corporation, partnership, wholesaler, retailer, and any licensed or unlicensed business, including clerk, manager, or owner of a business.
A. 
It is not an offense under this article if the person was acting at the direction of an authorized agent of the City of Franklin, including but not limited to officers of the Franklin Police Department, to enforce or ensure compliance with this article prohibiting the sale of the aforementioned substances.
B. 
If the New Hampshire Legislature adopts a statute enacting criminal penalties for the possession, sale or delivery of any illegal smoking product as defined by this article, then, upon the effective date of such state statute, this article shall no longer be deemed effective. However, a violation of this article occurring prior to the effective date of such state statute may be prosecuted after the effective date of the state statute.
C. 
This article does not apply to any person who commits any act described in this article pursuant to the direction or prescription of a licensed physician or dentist authorized to direct or prescribe such act. This article likewise does not apply to the inhalation of anesthesia for a medical purpose or dental purpose.
Any person found to be in violation of this article is subject to the provisions of § 1-16, General penalty.
In addition to any penalty provided for in § 254-3, if any of the aforementioned substances listed in § 254-2 are found in the possession of any person, the substances will be forfeited to the city and may be destroyed by law enforcement officials.
A. 
If any provision of this article shall be held to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, then such provision shall be considered separately and apart from the remaining provisions of this article, which shall remain in full force and effect.
B. 
All ordinances, resolutions, orders or parts thereof or in conflict with this article are hereby voided.
C. 
This article shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its passage.