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Section 3796.20 | Dispensary license.


(A) Notwithstanding any conflicting provision of the Revised Code, the holder of a current, valid retail dispensary license issued under this chapter, or previously issued by the state board of pharmacy, may do both of the following:

(1) Obtain medical marijuana from one or more processors;

(2) Dispense or sell medical marijuana in accordance with division (B) of this section.

(B) When dispensing or selling medical marijuana, a licensed retail dispensary shall do all of the following:

(1) Dispense or sell only upon a showing of a current, valid identification card and in accordance with a written recommendation issued by a physician holding a certificate to recommend issued by the state medical board under section 4731.30 of the Revised Code;

(2) Report to the drug database the information required by section 4729.771 of the Revised Code;

(3) Label the package containing medical marijuana with the following information:

(a) The name and address of the licensed processor and retail dispensary;

(b) The name of the patient and caregiver, if any;

(c) The name of the physician who recommended treatment with medical marijuana;

(d) The directions for use, if any, as recommended by the physician;

(e) The date on which the medical marijuana was dispensed;

(f) The quantity, strength, kind, or form of medical marijuana contained in the package.

(C) When operating a licensed retail dispensary, both of the following apply:

(1) A dispensary shall use only employees who have met the training requirements established in rules adopted under section 3796.03 of the Revised Code.

(2) A dispensary shall not make public any information it collects that identifies or would tend to identify any specific patient.

Last updated July 31, 2023 at 4:58 PM

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