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The following words and phrases, whenever used in this chapter, shall have the meaning provided in this section unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
APPELLANT. A person who appeals a Finance Department decision to the Appeals Board.
APPEALS BOARD. The Planning Commission.
E-CIGARETTE. A device used to simulate the experience of smoking, having a cartridge with a heater or other mechanism that vaporizes liquid nicotine instead of burning tobacco. Also referred to as an electronic cigarette or e-cig.
ILLEGAL PARAPHERNALIA. Means any equipment, product, or material that is modified for making, using, or concealing illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. Drug paraphernalia generally falls into two categories including user-specific products and dealer-specific products.
(1) User-specific products. These products include items that are marketed to illegal drug users to assist them in taking or concealing illegal drugs. These products include glass hashish pipes, crack cocaine pipes, smoking masks, hashish bongs, cocaine freebase kits, syringes, and items such as hollowed-out cosmetic cases or fake phones or pagers used to conceal illegal drugs. Also included are items for commercially growing hydroponic marijuana, such as guidebooks, fertilizer, and fluorescent grow-lights, and products purported to cleanse an individual's system of drug residues to increase the individual's chance of passing a urine analysis for drug use.
(2) Dealer-specific products. These products include items that are used by drug traffickers for preparing illegal drugs for distribution at the street level. Items such as digital scales and vials that can be used to sell crack, heroin, or marijuana are also within the purview of this definition.
PERSON. Any natural person, firm, partnership, trust, estate, association, corporation, or organization of any kind. Where a principal acts through an agent, the word "person" shall include both such principal and agent.
TOBACCO PRODUCT. Any substance containing tobacco leaf, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco, bidis, liquid nicotine, or any other preparation of tobacco.
TOBACCO AND E-CIGARETTE RETAILER. Any person who sells, offers for sale, or does or offers to exchange for any form of consideration, tobacco, e-cigarettes, or tobacco products.
TOBACCO AND E-CIGARETTE RETAILING. The doing of any of these things: This definition is without regard to the quantity of tobacco, e-cigarette, or tobacco products sold, offered for sale, exchanged, or offered for exchange.
(Ord. 2015-018, passed 11-24-15)