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File #: 170238    Version: 0
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/31/2017 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/20/2017
Effective date: 7/8/2017    
Title: An ordinance relating to sale, possession, and use of the herbal depressants kratom and kava in the city.
Sponsors: ALD. RAINEY, ALD. PEREZ, ALD. DONOVAN, ALD. BORKOWSKI, ALD. WITKOWSKI, ALD. COGGS, ALD. STAMPER
Indexes: DRUGS - REGULATION AND LICENSING
Attachments: 1. Notice Published 7-7-17
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/7/20170 CITY CLERK PUBLISHED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/28/20170 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/20170 COMMON COUNCIL PASSEDPass13:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/8/20170 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR PASSAGE

Minutes note: Ald. Witkowski moved to hold to the call of the chair as the sponsor not present. There were no objections. Als. Witkowski moved to reconsider as sponsor now present. There were no objections. Ald. Rainey - sponsor Adam Wickersham - Legislative Reference Bureau Ald. Perez, Donovan, Borkowski, Witkowski asked to be added as co-sponsors, as well as Ald. Coggs and Ald. Stamper Jessica Gathirimu - Health Dept.
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/31/20170 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
170238
Version
ORIGINAL
Reference

Sponsor
Ald RAINEY, PEREZ, DONOVAN, BORKOWSKI, WITKOWSKI, COGGS AND STAMPER
Title
An ordinance relating to sale, possession, and use of the herbal depressants kratom and kava in the city.
Sections
105-52 cr

Analysis
This ordinance prohibits the sale, possession, and use of two herbal depressants, kratom and kava, in the city of Milwaukee.

Body
Whereas, According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, kratom, also known as herbal speedball, provides an opioid-like effect; kava, also known as the intoxicating pepper, provides users a feeling of sedation and muscle weakness; and

Whereas, These herbs are considered controlled substances in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom; and

Whereas, In the Milwaukee area, these herbs are becoming popularized in over-the-counter, mood-enhancing beverages such as “Legal Lean” that are targeted toward children; now, therefore

The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Part 1. Section 105-52 of the code is created to read:

105-52. Kratom and Kava Prohibited 1. POSSESSION, SALE, AND USE PROHIBITED. No person shall possess, purchase, display for sale, attempt to sell, sell, give, barter or use any chemical derivative of kratom or kava.

2. MEDICAL AND DENTAL USE ALLOWED. Acts prohibited under par. 1 shall not be unlawful if done by or under the direction or prescription of a licensed physician, dentist, or other medical health professional authorized to direct or prescribe such acts, provided use is permitted under state and federal laws.

3. PENALTIES. Any person violating this section shall, upon conviction, be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $100 nor more than $500 together with the cost of prosecution, and upon default shall be imprisoned as provided by law.

LRB
APPROVED AS TO FORM


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