Township of Lawrence, MI
Van Buren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of Trustees of the Township of Lawrence 2-14-2019. Amendments noted where applicable.]
An ordinance to provide a title for the chapter; to define words; to prohibit marihuana establishments within the boundaries of Lawrence Township pursuant to Initiated Law 1 of 2018, MCLA § 333.27951 et seq., as may be amended; to provide penalties for violation of this chapter; to provide for severability; to repeal all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict therewith; and to provide an effective date.
This chapter shall be known as and may be cited as the "Lawrence Township Prohibition of Marihuana Establishments Ordinance."
Words used herein shall have the definitions as provided for in Initiated Law 1 of 2018, MCLA § 333.27951 et seq., as may be amended.
Lawrence Township hereby prohibits all marihuana establishments within the boundaries of the Township pursuant to Initiated Law 1 of 2018, MCLA § 333.27951 et seq., as may be amended.
A. 
Any person who disobeys, neglects or refuses to comply with any provision of this chapter or who causes allows or consents to any of the same shall be deemed to be responsible for the violation of this chapter. A violation of this chapter is deemed to be a nuisance per se.
B. 
Any person found to have violated this chapter by a court of competent jurisdiction is responsible for a municipal civil infraction under Chapter 25, Municipal Civil Infractions, of the Code of the Township of Lawrence.
C. 
This chapter shall be administered and enforced by the Ordinance Enforcement Officer of the Township or by such other person(s) as designated by the Township Board from time to time.