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The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Chapter, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Medical marijuana center,” “medical marijuana-infused products manufacturer,” and “optional premises cultivation operation” shall have the same meanings as set forth in the Colorado Medical Marijuana Code, Article 43.3, C.R.S., as the same may, from time to time, be amended.
“Patient” and “primary caregiver” shall have the same meanings as set forth in Article XVIII, Section 14(1) of the Colorado Constitution.
The Town Council makes the following findings:
The Colorado Medical Marijuana Code, C.R.S. Section 12-43.3-101, et seq., clarifies Colorado law regarding the scope and extent of Article XVIII, Section 14 of the Colorado Constitution.
This ordinance is necessary to protect and is enacted in furtherance of the public health, safety and welfare of the Town.
It is unlawful for any person to violate any of the provisions of this Chapter. Any such violation is hereby designated a criminal offense, and any person found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this Chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment of up to 90 days. Each day that a violation of any of the provisions of this Chapter continues to exist shall be deemed a separate and distinct violation.
The conduct of any activity or business in violation of this Chapter is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, which may be abated pursuant to the provisions for the abatement of nuisance provided for in Title 4 entitled Public Nuisances of the Rangely Municipal Code.
Section 2. Severance Clause. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Ordinance is for any reason heldto be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of this Ordinance.