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CITY OF TRENTON
ORDINANCE NO. 790

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 66, ENTITLED "OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS"; ARTICLE V, DIVISION 3. ENTITLED "DRUGS AND OTHER HARMFUL CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES", BY AMENDING SECTION 66-274, ENTITLED "TRANSPORTING USEABLE MARIJUANA" TO EXEMPT THOSE HOLDING A VALID MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD FROM THE PROHIBITION ON THE OPEN TRANSPORTING OF MARIJUANA IN A MOTOR VEHICLE.

THE CITY OF TRENTON, WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, HEREBY ORDAINS:

Section 1. Section 66-274 of the Trenton City Code entitled "Transporting Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle" prohibiting the open transporting of Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle in accordance with Public Act 460 of 2012, of the State of Michigan, which shall be amended to read as follows:

Section 66-274. Transporting Marijuana. Except as to those persons having a valid Medical Marijuana Card issued by the State, no person shall transport or possess usable marijuana as defined in Michigan Compiled Laws 333.26423, in or upon a motor vehicle or any self -propelled vehicle designated and licensed for land travel unless such usable marijuana contained therein, is 1 or more of the following:

a. Enclosed in a sealed case that is carried in the trunk of the vehicle.
b. Enclosed in a sealed case that is not readily accessible from the interior of the vehicle, if the vehicle in which a person traveling does not have a trunk.

Section 2. Penalty. A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $ 500.00 or both.

Section 3. Saving Clause. Nothing in this Ordinance or in the Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding pending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this Ordinance.

Section 4. Severability. Should any word, sentence, phrase or any portion of this Ordinance be held in a manner invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction or by any state agency having authority to do so for any reason whatsoever, such holdings shall be construed and limited to such work, sentence, phrase or any portion of the Ordinance held to be so invalid shall not be construed as affecting the validity of any of the remaining words, sentences, phrases or portions of this Ordinance.

Section 5. Conflicting Ordinances. All prior existing ordinances adopted by the City of Trenton inconsistent or in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are, to the extent of such conflict or inconsistency, hereby expressly repealed.

Section 6. Readings. This Ordinance shall be given a first reading on July 10, 2017, shall be enacted on July 17, 2017, and shall be published on or before July 24, 2017, and shall be effective July 25, 2017.

ADOPTED, APPROVED AND PASSED by the City Council of the City of Trenton this 17th day of July, 2017.

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