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Rule 3796:7-2-04 | Purchase of medical marijuana.


(A) A patient or caregiver may only purchase medical marijuana pursuant to a valid and active recommendation issued by a physician pursuant to rule 4731-32-03 of the Administrative Code.

(B) No patient under eighteen years of age shall purchase medical marijuana.

(C) Patients and caregivers must provide their registry identification card and photographic identification before entering the dispensary department. Acceptable photographic identification includes:

(1) An unexpired state drivers license;

(2) An unexpired Ohio identification card issued by the Ohio bureau of motor vehicles (BMV); or

(3) An unexpired United States passport or United States passport card.

(D) The identification number on the photographic identification provided to a dispensary employee must be identical to the identification number included in the patient or caregivers registration record.

(E) Before purchasing medical marijuana, patients and caregivers must provide the dispensing employee their registry identification card and photographic identification described in paragraph (C) of this rule.

(F) A patient may purchase any portion of their ninety-day supply at any time except that no patient shall receive more than a ninety-day supply in a ninety-day period.

(G) A caregiver may obtain no more than a ninety-day supply of medical marijuana in a ninety-day period on behalf of a single patient. A caregiver shall purchase no more than the aggregate amount of medical marijuana authorized for each of the caregivers patients.

Last updated July 19, 2021 at 1:58 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3796.04
Amplifies: 3796.04, 3796.08, 3796.22, 3796.23
Five Year Review Date: 9/8/2022