3796:7-2-06 Voluntary relinquishment of a medical marijuana registration.

(A) At any time, a patient or caregiver may voluntarily relinquish their patient or caregiver medical marijuana registration by notifying the state board of pharmacy in writing.

(B) A patient or caregiver shall, within fourteen calendar days of learning from a recommending physician that the patient no longer has a diagnosis of a qualifying condition:

(1) Notify the state board of pharmacy, in writing, of the patient's voluntary registration relinquishment; or

(2) If the patient seeks to maintain an active patient registration, request in writing, a hearing in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, seeking authorization to maintain an active patient registration.

(C) Medical marijuana shall not be purchased or otherwise obtained without an active recommendation from a recommending physician. A patient who maintains an active registration in accordance with Chapter 3796. of the Revised Code and this division, but whose recommendation has been suspended, shall be authorized only to possess and administer medical marijuana lawfully obtained pursuant to Chapter 3796. of the Revised Code and this division.

(D) If the voluntary relinquishment of a medical marijuana patient registration, or a decision by the board to inactivate a patient registration, will cause a caregiver to no longer have a patient associated with the caregiver's registration, the caregiver shall:

(1) Notify the state board of pharmacy, in writing, of the patient's voluntary registration relinquishment; or

(2) If the caregiver seeks to maintain active caregiver registration, request in writing, a hearing in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, seeking authorization to maintain an active caregiver registration.

(E) A caregiver shall not purchase medical marijuana without an associated patient who has an active registration. A caregiver who maintains an active registration in accordance with Chapter 3796. of the Revised Code and this division, shall be authorized only to possess medical marijuana and administer medical marijuana lawfully obtained pursuant to this division to the patient for whom the medical marijuana was purchased.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 3796:7-2-06

Effective: 9/8/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/08/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3796.04
Rule Amplifies: 3796.04 , 3796.08