Town of Mansfield, MA
Bristol County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Mansfield 5-19-2015 ATM by Art. 21. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 85.
Smoking and tobacco products — See Ch. 176.
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 public place or any place to which the public has a right of access, including, but not limited to, public ways, private ways, sidewalks, parking lots, parks and commons, playgrounds, recreation areas, beaches, boat landings, cemeteries, municipal buildings and schools and grounds or athletic fields appurtenant thereto, or premises licensed by the Town, and including any motor vehicle or bicycle or other passenger conveyance operated by a common carrier, when parked or moving upon any of the above places or locations.
For the purpose of this bylaw, "marijuana" shall be any substance so defined by MGL c. 94C, § 1, as amended.
The enforcing person shall make a record of the incident, such record to include the following information (to the extent that it is available): name and address of the person violating the bylaw; name and address of landlord, if applicable; date; time; motor vehicle registration number, if applicable; and location of the violation.
This bylaw may be enforced through any lawful means in law or in equity, including, but not limited to, enforcement by criminal indictment or complaint pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 21, or by noncriminal disposition pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 21D, by any police officer. Any person found to be in violation of this bylaw, or who refuses to give the above-noted information or if any information proves false, shall be liable to a fine of $300 for each such violation. Any penalty imposed under this bylaw shall be in addition to any civil penalty imposed under MGL c. 94C, § 32L.