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Ordinance No. 14-2014

ORDINANCE NO. 14-2014

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 513.121 (g) OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF GRANVILLE, OHIO PERTAINING TO MARIHUANA DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Granville, Ohio has determined that it is necessary to amend Sections 513.121 (g) of the Granville Codified Ordinances, in order to eliminate conflicts between that section and other Village Code section regarding driver’s license suspensions related to drug paraphernalia charges. 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF GRANVILLE, OHIO, THAT: 

Section I: 513.121   MARIHUANA DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.

(a) As used in this section, “drug paraphernalia” has the same meaning as in Section 513.12.

(b) In determining if any equipment, product, or material is drug paraphernalia, a court or law enforcement officer shall consider, in addition to other relevant factors, all factors identified in subsection (b) of Section 513.12. 

(c) No person shall knowingly use, or possess with purpose to use, any drug paraphernalia that is equipment, a product, or material of any kind that is used by the person, intended by the person for use, or designed for use in storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body marihuana. 

(d) This section does not apply to any person identified in subsection (d)(1) of Section 513.12 and it shall not be construed to prohibit the possession or use of a hypodermic as authorized by Section 513.10. 

(e) Subsection (e) of Section 513.12 applies with respect to any drug paraphernalia that was used or possessed in violation of this section. 

(f) Whoever violates subsection (c) of this section is guilty of illegal use or possession of marihuana drug paraphernalia, a minor misdemeanor. 

(g) In addition to any other sanction imposed upon an offender for a violation of this section, the court may suspend for not less than six months or more than five years the offender’s driver’s or commercial driver’s license or permit.  If the offender is a professionally licensed person, in addition to any other sanction imposed for a violation of this section, the court immediately shall comply with Ohio R. C. 2925.38.  (ORC 2925.141)

Section II: This ordinance shall become effective upon the earliest date allowed by the laws of the State of Ohio and the Charter of the Village of Granville.

Passed this 19th day of November, 2014.

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