3796.23 Rights of caregiver.

(A) Notwithstanding any conflicting provision of the Revised Code, a caregiver registered under this chapter who obtains medical marijuana from a retail dispensary licensed under this chapter may do both of the following:

(1) Possess medical marijuana on behalf of a registered patient under the caregiver's care, subject to division (B) of this section;

(2) Assist a registered patient under the caregiver's care in the use or administration of medical marijuana;

(3) Possess any paraphernalia or accessories specified in rules adopted under section 3796.04 of the Revised Code.

(B) The amount of medical marijuana possessed by a registered caregiver on behalf of a registered patient shall not exceed a ninety-day supply, as specified in rules adopted under section 3796.04 of the Revised Code. If a caregiver provides care to more than one registered patient, the caregiver shall maintain separate inventories of medical marijuana for each patient.

(C) A registered caregiver shall not be subject to arrest or criminal prosecution for doing any of following in accordance with this chapter:

(1) Obtaining or possessing medical marijuana on behalf of a registered patient;

(2) Assisting a registered patient in the use or administration of medical marijuana;

(3) Possessing any paraphernalia or accessories specified in rules adopted under section 3796.04 of the Revised Code.

(D) This section does not permit a registered caregiver to personally use medical marijuana, unless the caregiver is also a registered patient.

Cite as R.C. § 3796.23

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 523, §1, eff. 9/8/2016.