1086 – Possession of Marijuana

BILL NO.  70               ORDINANCE NO.  1086 

AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF

                                                               

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.  No person shall possess, or have under his control, marijuana except as may be authorized by the laws of the State of Missouri.

SECTION 2.  For the purpose of this ordinance, marijuana is defined as all parts of the plant genus Cannabis in any species or form thereof, including, but not limited to Cannabis Sativa L., Cannabis Indica, Cannabis Americana, Cannabis Ruderalis, and Cannabis Gigantea, whether growing or not, the seeds thereof, the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin.  It does not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant which in incapable of germination.

SECTION 3.  Any person, firm, corporation or other legal entity violating the provisions of this Ordinance shall be assessed a fine to be determined by the Rich Hill Municipal Division of the Circuit Court of Bates County, Missouri.

SECTION 4.  All ordinances, or parts of ordinances, in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION 5.  The invalidity of any section, clause, sentence or provisions of this ordinance shall not affect the validity of any other part of this ordinance which can be given effect without such invalid part or parts.

SECTION 6.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval as provided by law.

READ TWO TIMES AND PASSED THIS       DAY OF                , 1998.

                                                                      Mayor and Ex-Officio President

    of the Board of Aldermen

ATTEST:

                            

City Clerk

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