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Massachusetts: Medford Board of Health: Regulation Restricting Sale of Drug Paraphernalia and Cannabidiol Products

BOH/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA and CANNABIDOIL PRODUCTS

LEGAL NOTICE

At its October 16, 2018 meeting the Medford Board of Health voted to set down for public hearing a Regulation restricting the sale of drug paraphernalia and Cannabidiol products in the City of Medford. Summary of regulation is below.

The public hearing on this matter is scheduled for Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 12:45pm in room 201 of Medford City Hall.

A copy of the full regulation is available in the Board of Health office in Medford City Hall.

CITY OF MEDFORD

BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATION

PROHIBITING THE SALE OF DRUG

PARAPHERNALIA

SECTION 4: SALES

PROHIBITED

(a). No person, firm, store, or corporation shall sell or offer for sale or distribution drug paraphernalia, synthetic stimulants or synthetic marijuana in the City of Medford.

(b) Products manufactured for the use of cannabis or marijuana may be sold in those businesses which do not allow people under the age of 21 from entering the business.

(c) Products containing CBD may only be sold in those businesses which do not allow people under the age of 21 from entering the business.

SECTION 5:

ENFORCEMENT

(a) An owner, manager, or other person in control of a building or business who violates this section shall be punished by a fine of:

1. $100 for the first violation;

2. $200 for a second violation occurring within a three (3) year period; and

3. $300 for a third or subsequent violation occurring within three (3) year period.

(c) Each calendar day on which a violation occurs shall be considered a separate offense.

(d) This regulation shall be enforced by the Board of Health and its designees.

(e) Violations of Section 4 may be disposed of by a civil penalty using the non-criminal method of disposition procedures contained in Section 21D of Chapter 40 of Massachusetts General Law.

(f) Any person may register a complaint to initiate an investigation and enforcement with the Board of Health, the local inspection department of the equivalent.

(g) If an owner, manager or other person in control of a building, vehicle or vessel violates this regulation repeatedly, demonstrating egregious noncompliance as defined by regulation of the Department of Public Health, the Board of Health may revoke or suspend any Board of Health-issued permit to operate and shall send notice of the revocation or suspension to the Department of Public Health.