Chapter 9.28


9.28.010    Possession or use unlawful – Exception.

9.28.020    Opium joints.

9.28.030    Solvents – Toxic vapors, fumes – Prohibitions.

9.28.040    Unlawful substance inhalation.

9.28.050    Violation – Penalty.

9.28.010 Possession or use unlawful Exception.

It is unlawful for any person to possess, actually or constructively, sell, barter, exchange, transport, furnish or dispose Cannabis sativa, also known as marijuana, lysergic acid, also known as LSD, or any other drug or narcotic for which a prescription is required by law, except upon a signed prescription of a licensed physician; provided, that nothing herein contained shall prohibit a licensed manufacturer or supplier from selling or delivering such narcotics or drugs to a person known to be a licensed physician or pharmacist, nor prohibit a physician or pharmacist from dispensing in good faith of the same by prescription to a patient. Any person or persons violating the provisions of this section are guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 346 §§ 1, 2, 1969)

9.28.020 Opium joints.

Every person who opens, conducts, or maintains, as owner or employee, any place where opium, morphine, alkaloid-cocaine or alpha or beta eucaine or any derivative, mixture or preparation of any of them is in any manner used by any persons resorting thereto for that purpose; and every person who visits or resorts to such a place for the purpose of using in any manner any said drugs, or who smokes or in any manner uses any of said drugs, is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 351 § 25, 1969)

9.28.030 Solvents Toxic vapors, fumes Prohibitions.

(1) No person may sell, offer to sell, deliver, or give to any other person any container of a substance containing a solvent having the property of releasing toxic vapors or fumes, if he has knowledge that the product sold, offered to sale, delivered, or given will be used for the purpose set forth in RCW 9.47A.020.

(2) No person may, for the purpose of violating RCW 9.47A.020, use, or possess for the purpose of so using, any substance containing a solvent having the property of releasing toxic vapors or fumes.

(3) As used in this chapter, the phrase “substance containing a solvent having the property of releasing toxic vapors or fumes” shall mean and include any substance containing one or more of the following chemical compounds:

(A) Acetone;

(B) Amylacetate;

(C) Benzol or benzene;

(D) Butyl acetate;

(E) Butyl alcohol;

(F) Carbon tetrachloride;

(G) Chloroform;

(H) Cyclohexanone;

(I) Ethanol or ethyl alcohol;

(J) Ethyl acetate;

(K) Hexane;

(L) Isopropanol or isopropyl alcohol;

(M) Isopropyl acetate;

(N) Methyl “cellosolve” acetate;

(O) Methyl ethyl ketone;

(P) Methyl isobutyl ketone;

(Q) Toluol or toluene;

(R) Trichloroethylene;

(S) Triscresyl phosphate;

(T) Xylol or xylene; or

(U) Any other solvent, material substance, chemical, or combination thereof, having the property of releasing toxic vapors. (Ord. 1104, 1997; Ord. 1097, 1997; Ord. 1096, 1997)

9.28.040 Unlawful substance inhalation.

It is unlawful for any person to intentionally smell or inhale the fumes of any type of substance as defined in RCW 9.47A.010 or to induce any other person to do so, for the purpose of causing a condition of, or inducing symptoms of, intoxication, elation, euphoria, dizziness, excitement, irrational behavior, exhilaration, paralysis, stupefaction, or dulling of the senses of the nervous system, or for the purpose of, in any manner, changing, distorting, or disturbing the audio, visual or mental processes. This section does not apply to the inhalation of any anesthesia for medical or dental purposes. (Ord. 1098, 1997)

9.28.050 Violation – Penalty.

Any person who violates this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or by both. (Ord. 1095, 1997)