Chapter 10.46


10.46.010    Consumption of marijuana in a public place prohibited.

10.46.010 Consumption of marijuana in a public place prohibited.

A. It is unlawful for any person to knowingly consume marijuana when the person is:

1. On, in, or upon any public place, except as permitted by ordinance, regulation, statute or permit; or

2. Outdoors on private property adjacent to a public place, and without consent of the owner or person in control thereof.

B. For purposes of this section, the definitions of the words and phrases below shall apply:

1. “Consume” shall have the meaning, in all conjugate forms, of “consumption” set forth in AS 17.38.900.

2. “Marijuana” shall have the meaning set forth in AS 17.38.900.

3. “Public place” means a place to which the public or a substantial group of persons has access and includes, but is not limited to, streets, highways, sidewalks, alleys, transportation facilities, parking areas, convention centers, sports arenas, schools, places of business or amusement, shopping centers, malls, parks, playgrounds, jails, and hallways, lobbies, doorways, and other portions of apartment houses and hotels not constituting rooms or apartments designed for actual residence.

C. Any person violating any provision of this chapter is guilty of an infraction and shall be punished by the fine established in the WMC 1.20.050 fine schedule if the offense is listed in that fine schedule or by a fine of up to $500.00 if the offense is not listed in the WMC 1.20.050 fine schedule. [Ord. 906 § 2, 2015; Ord. 896 § 3, 2015.]