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Section 3780.02 | Authorization and purpose.


Authorization and purpose.

(A) Controlled and regulated sales and use of adult use cannabis shall be permitted under this chapter for the following public purposes:

(1) Reducing illegal marijuana sales and providing for a safer and regulated cannabis product;

(2) Limiting the transportation of out-of-state cannabis into the state;

(3) Providing key funding to support social equity, job creation, host communities that have adult use dispensaries, cannabis research, and proper oversight and regulation of the adult cannabis industry; and

(4) Improving social equity issues to address the state's compelling interest to redress past and present effects of discrimination and economic disadvantage for individuals in the state.

(B) Adult use cannabis shall only be sold to, or used by, an adult use consumer pursuant to this chapter unless otherwise authorized pursuant to the Revised Code.

(C) Nothing in this chapter shall limit any sale, use, possession, or any other activity authorized by Chapter 3796 of the Revised Code.

Last updated November 14, 2023 at 11:11 AM

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