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Bellingham’s Special Town Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 PM in the High School.  This appears to be unnecessary as Bellingham’s Annual Town Meeting approved a bylaw and on July 29, 2009 the AG’s Office gave it there blessing.  It is explained in a Boston Sunday Globe blurb as need to “codify” the penalty.

ARTICLE 15. BYLAW AMENDMENT – PUBLIC CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA OR TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article 14.09 of the Town’s General Bylaws by revising Section 14.09.020 thereof to read as follows:

Section 14.09.020 Violations and Penalties

Whoever violates this bylaw shall be punished by a fine of three hundred dollars ($300) for each offense. Any Penalty imposed under this bylaw shall be in addition to any civil penalty imposed under G.L. c. 94C, Section 321. If a violator fails to pay the fine issued, he or she may be subject to civil contempt proceedings;

or act or do anything in relation thereto.

(By: Police Chief)