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Rule 3796:6-3-06 | Receipt of medical marijuana by a dispensary.


(A) Each dispensary shall:

(1) Establish a standard operating procedure for all aspects of the receipt, storage, packaging, labeling, handling, tracking and dispensing of products containing medical marijuana and medical marijuana waste.

(2) Use the state inventory tracking system, established pursuant to section 3796.07 of the Revised Code, to identify and track all information deemed necessary by the state board of pharmacy as it relates to the dispensary's stock of medical marijuana from the time it is received to the time it is dispensed to a patient or caregiver. All information related to the receipt, dispensing, and destruction of all medical marijuana, that the state board of pharmacy deems necessary, shall be transmitted electronically to the department of commerce through the inventory tracking system.

(3) Transmit electronically to the state board of pharmacy the information related to the dispensing of all medical marijuana as set forth in rules 3796:6-3-08 and 3796:6-3-10 of the Administrative Code.

(4) Train each dispensary employee in the standard operating procedures related to the receipt, storage, dispensing, and disposal of medical marijuana and retain employee training attendance records.

(B) Before accepting a delivery of medical marijuana, a dispensary key employee must inspect and acknowledge that the delivery meets relevant packaging and labeling requirements. The delivery of any medical marijuana failing to adhere to relevant packaging and labeling requirements shall not be accepted by a dispensary and shall be immediately returned to the processor or cultivator holding a plant-only processor designation.

(C) A dispensary shall not accept expired, damaged, deteriorated, misbranded, or adulterated medical marijuana.

(D) All areas where medical marijuana is delivered shall be secured and monitored with video surveillance. Access shall be limited to necessary licensed processor, cultivator, and dispensary employees.

(E) All areas where medical marijuana and devices are stored must be dry, well-lit, well-ventilated, and maintained in a clean and orderly condition. Storage areas shall be maintained at temperatures and under lighting conditions which will ensure the integrity of medical marijuana prior to its use.

(F) Only individuals authorized pursuant to Chapter 3796. of the Revised Code and this division may have unsupervised access to medical marijuana.

Last updated July 11, 2022 at 1:27 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3796.04
Amplifies: 3796.04, 3796.20
Five Year Review Date: 7/11/2027
Prior Effective Dates: 9/8/2017