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File #: 62420    Version: 1 Name: Create exception for cannabis
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/30/2020 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Enactment date: 12/4/2020 Enactment #: ORD-20-00110
Title: Amending Section 23.201(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to create an exception for possession of drug paraphernalia for cannabis and cannabis derivatives use.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Michael E. Verveer, Max Prestigiacomo, Zachary Henak, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael J. Tierney, Grant Foster, Patrick W. Heck, Rebecca Kemble, Sheri Carter, Keith Furman, Tag Evers, Shiva Bidar, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Syed Abbas, Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Fiscal Note

No fiscal impact.

Title

Amending Section 23.201(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to create an exception for possession of drug paraphernalia for cannabis and cannabis derivatives use.

Body

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance creates an exception for possession of drug paraphernalia if possession is permitted for use of cannabis or cannabis derivatives under MGO Sec. 23.20. MGO Sec. 23.20 permits a person who is eighteen (18) years of age or older to possess cannabis or cannabis derivatives in an amount not to exceed twenty-eight (28) grams on public property with the permission of the property owner, landlord or tenant or on private property.

 

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

                     Subsection (1) of Section 23.201 entitled "Possession of Drug Paraphernalia" of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

23.201                     POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.

(1)                     No person may use, or possess with the primary intent to use, drug paraphernalia to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled substance in violation of Chapter 961, Wis. Stats. Any person who violates this section is subject to a forfeiture of not more than $500.  This section does not apply to individuals possessing drug paraphernalia or other items covered in this section if said possession is for the use of cannabis or cannabis derivatives as authorized under Madison General Ordinance Sec. 23.20.