On May 19 Town Meeting voted to amend the Town’s General By-Laws, Section 6 Public Safety, by adding the following section:
6.9 PUBLIC CONSUMPTION OR USE OF MARIJUANA OR TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL
6.9.1. No person, whether in or upon a vehicle, motor vehicle, conveyance, or on foot, shall burn, smoke, ingest, or otherwise use or consume marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol (as defined in M.G.L. c. 94C, § 1, as amended) while in or upon any area owned by or under the control of the Town, including but not limited to, any street, sidewalk, public way, footway, passageway, stairs, bridge, park, playground, beach, recreation area, boat landing, public building, school, school grounds, cemetery, or parking lot; or in or upon any place to which the public has a right of access as invitees or licensees.
6.9.2. Any marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol burned, smoked, ingested, or otherwise used or consumed in violation of this bylaw shall be seized, held, and disposed of in accordance with M.G.L. c. 94C, § 47A.
6.9.3. Whoever is found in violation of this bylaw shall, when requested by an official authorized to enforce this bylaw, state his true name and address to said official.
6.9.4. 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 M.G.L. c. 40, § 21, or by non-criminal disposition pursuant to M.G.L. c. 40, § 21D, by the Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator, or their duly authorized agents, or any police officer.
6.9.5. The fine for a violation of this bylaw shall be three hundred dollars ($300.00) for each offense. A penalty imposed under this bylaw shall be in addition to any civil penalty imposed under M.G.L. c. 94C, § 32L.