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Section 3780.29 | Home grow.


Home Grow.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, and notwithstanding any other provision of the Revised Code, the following acts by an adult use consumer are lawful:

(1) Cultivating, growing, and possessing not more than six cannabis plants at the individual's primary residence, if all of the following apply:

(a) Not more than twelve cannabis plants are cultivated or grown at a single residence where two or more individuals who are at least twenty-one years of age reside at any one time; and

(b) Cultivation or growing of adult use cannabis only takes place within a secured closet, room, greenhouse, or other enclosed area in or on the grounds of the residence that prevents access by individuals less than twenty-one years of age, and which is not visible by normal unaided vision from a public space.

(2) Processing by manual or mechanical means adult use cannabis cultivated or grown in accordance with this section; or

(3) Transferring up to six cannabis plants to an adult use consumer as long as the transfer is without remuneration and not advertised or promoted to the public.

(B) An adult use consumer may store at their primary residence adult use cannabis that was purchased from an adult use dispensary licensed under this chapter or produced in compliance with this section.

(C) This section does not authorize an individual to:

(1) Cultivate, grow, or process adult use cannabis except at the individual's primary residence;

(2) Permit individuals less than twenty-one years of age to use, cultivate, process, transfer, or transport adult use cannabis;

(3) Process adult use cannabis by hydrocarbon-based extraction; or

(4) Sell, or profit from, adult use cannabis except as specifically authorized in this chapter.

(D) A landlord may prohibit conduct otherwise authorized under division (A) this section so long as such prohibition is included in the applicable lease agreement.

(E) The division of cannabis control shall adopt rules setting forth a schedule of civil penalties that may be applied for violations of this section.

(F) If an individual cultivates or grows double the maximum number of cannabis plants permitted under division (A) of this section or transfers cannabis plants in violation of division (A)(3) of this section, division (F) of section 3780.99 of the Revised Code shall apply.

Last updated November 13, 2023 at 1:02 PM

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