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Rule 4731-32-01 | Definition of terms.


(A) "Annual report" means the annual compilation of information a physician holding a certificate to recommend medical marijuana must submit to the board that describes the physician's observation regarding the efficacy of treatment with medical marijuana.

(B) "Board" means the state medical board of Ohio.

(C) "Caregiver" means an individual registered under section 3796.08 of the Revised Code to assist a registered patient in the use or administration of medical marijuana.

(D) "Certificate to recommend medical marijuana" means the certificate issued by the board authorizing a physician to recommend treatment with medical marijuana.

(E) "Drug database" means the database established and maintained by the board of pharmacy pursuant to section 4729.75 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Marijuana" means marihuana as defined in section 3719.01 of the Revised Code.

(G) "Medical marijuana" means marihuana that is cultivated, processed, dispensed, tested, possessed, or used for a medical purpose. Medical marijuana is a schedule II controlled substance pursuant to division (B) of section 3796.01 of the Revised Code.

(H) "Medical marijuana entity" means a medical marijuana cultivator, processor, or testing laboratory licensed by the department of commerce under section 3796.09 of the Revised Code, or a retail dispensary licensed by the division of marijuana control under section 3796.10 of the Revised Code.

(I) "Patient" means an individual diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition as defined in division (A) of section 3796.01 of the Revised Code and who is seeking to use medical marijuana.

(J) "Physician" means an individual authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery.

Last updated February 29, 2024 at 2:57 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4731.05, 4731.301
Amplifies: 4731.30, 4731.301
Five Year Review Date: 2/28/2029
Prior Effective Dates: 9/8/2017