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Ohio Secretary of State Reintroduces Bill to Legalize Adult Use Marijuana In Ohio this 2023 .

So big question is how according to online article on NBC4's website " a 34-page act would legalize the possession, purchase, and sale of marijuana by Ohioans ages 21 and older, while implementing a 10% tax on the sale of all cannabis products. If enacted, Ohio would join 21 other states to allow the drug’s recreational use, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures."

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FULL TEXT OF LAW Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Ohio that the following chapter and sections are added to Title XXXVII of the Revised Code: Chapter 3780: Adult Use Cannabis Control Section 3780.01. Definitions. (A) As used in this chapter: (1) "Adult use cannabis" or "cannabis" or "marijuana" means marihuana as defined in section 3719.01 of the Revised Code. (2) "Adult use cannabis operator" means a level I adult use cultivator, a level II adult use cultivator, a level III adult use cultivator, an adult use processor, and an adult use dispensary. (3) "Adult use consumer" means and individual who is at least twenty-one years of age. ( 4) "Adult use cultivator" means a level I adult use cultivator or a level II adult use cultivator. (5) "Adult use dispensary" means a person licensed pursuant section 3 780.15 of the Revised Code, this chapter and any rules promulgated thereunder to sell adult use cannabis as authorized. (6) "Adult use extract" or "extract" means a substance obtained by separating or concentrating cannabinoids and other compounds from any part of the adult use cannabis plant by physical or chemical means, intended to be refined for use as an ingredient in an adult use cannabis product or as a standalone adult use cannabis product. (7) "Adult use processor" means a person licensed pursuant section 3780.14 of the Revised Code, this chapter and any rules promulgated thereunder to manufacture adult use cannabis as authorized. (8) "Adult use testing laboratory" means an independent laboratory located that has been issued a license by the division of cannabis control to have custody and use of adult use cannabis for scientific purposes and for purposes of instruction, research, or analysis. (9) "Advertising" means any written or verbal statement, illustration, or depiction created to induce sales through the use of or a combination of letters, pictures, objects, lighting effects, illustrations, videos, sounds, or other similar means. "Advertisement" includes brochures, promotional and other marketing materials consistent with section 3780.21 of the Revised Code. (10) "Applicant" means an individual or person who files an application for a license pursuant to this chapter." (11) "Certificate of operation" means a certification of operation or license issued by either the department of commerce or the state board of pharmacy to a person pursuant to Chapter 3796 of the Revised Code and Chapter 3 796 of the Administrative Code. (12) "Confidential information" means information that is not a public record for purposes of section 149.43 of the Revised Code. (13) "Cultivate" means to grow, harvest, package, and transports adult use cannabis pursuant to this chapter. (14) "Cultivation area" means the boundaries of the enclosed areas in which adult use cannabis is cultivated during the vegetative stage and flowering stage of the cultivation process. For purposes of calculating the cultivation area square footage, enclosed areas used solely for the storage and maintenance of mother plants, clones, or seedlings shall not be included. (15) "Cultivation facility" means a facility where an adult use cultivator or a level III adult use cultivator is authorized to operate. (16) "Dispensary" means a person who has a certificate of operation to operate a dispensary under Chapter 3 796 of the Revised Code and Chapter 3 796 of the Administrative Code. (17) "Disqualifying offense" means: (a) A conviction or plea of guilty, including conspiracy to commit, attempt to commit, or aiding and abetting another in committing, the following: (i) Any offense set forth in Chapters 2925, 3719, or 4729 of the Revised Code, the violation of which constitutes a felony or a misdemeanor of the first degree; (ii) Any theft offense set forth under division (K) in section 2913.01 of the Revised Code, the violation of which constitutes a felony; (iii) Any violation for which a penalty was imposed under section 3 715. 99 of the Revised Code; (iv) A crime of moral turpitude as defined in section 4776.10 of the Revised Code; or (v) A violation of any former law of this state, any existing or former law of another state, any existing or former law applicable in a military court or Indian tribal court, or any existing or former law of any nation other than the United States that is or was substantially equivalent to any of the offenses listed in paragraphs (a)(iv) to (a)(iv) of this definition. (b) Any first degree misdemeanor offense listed in paragraphs (a)(i) to (a)(v) of this definition will not automatically disqualify an applicant from licensure if the applicant was convicted of or pleaded guilty to the offense more than five years before the date the application for licensure is filed. (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) or (b) of this definition, no misdemeanor offense, including misdemeanors of the first degree, related to cannabis possession, cannabis trafficking, illegal cultivation of cannabis, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia or cannabis drug paraphernalia, or other cannabis related crimes shall be considered a disqualifying offense. ( 18) "Director" means the director of the department of commerce. (19) "Level I adult use cultivator" mean either a person who has a certificate of operation as a level I cultivator and who is licensed pursuant to section 3 780.12 of the Revised Code, this chapter and any rules promulgated thereunder to cultivate adult use cannabis as authorized, or a person who is licensed as a level I adult use cultivator pursuant to section 3780.12 of the Revised Code, this chapter and any rules promulgated thereunder to cultivate adult use cannabis as authorized, and either person may operate up to one hundred thousand square footage of space designated as the cultivation area in the application which may be increased if a request for expansion is approved by the division of cannabis control. (20) "Level II adult use cultivator" mean either a person who has a certificate of operation as a level II cultivator and who is licensed pursuant to section 3 780.12 of the Revised Code, this chapter and any rules promulgated thereunder to cultivate adult use cannabis as authorized, or a person who is licensed as a level II adult use cultivator pursuant to section 3 780.12 of the Revised Code, this chapter and any rules promulgated thereunder to cultivate adult use cannabis as authorized, and either person may operate up to fifteen thousand square footage of space designated as the cultivation area in the application which may be increased if a request for expansion is approved by the division of cannabis control. (21) "Level III adult use cultivator" means a person licensed pursuant section 3 780.13 of the Revised Code, this chapter and any rules promulgated thereunder to cultivate adult use cannabis as authorized. (22) "Level I cultivator" means a person who has a certificate of operation to operate as a level I cultivator under Chapter 3796 of the Revised Code and Chapter 3796 of the Administrative Code. (23) "Level II cultivator" means a person who has a certificate of operation to operate as a level II cultivator under Chapter 3 796 of the Revised Code and Chapter 3 796 of the Administrative Code. (24) "License" means a license by the division of cannabis control to a license applicant pursuant to chapter 3 780 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder. (25) "License applicant" means an individual or person who applies for a license under this chapter. (26) "License holder" or "Licensee" means an adult use cannabis operator, adult use testing laboratory or an individual who is licensed under the provisions of chapter 3780 of the Revised Code. (27) "Manufacture" means the process of converting harvested plant material into adult use extract by physical or chemical means for use as an ingredient in an adult use cannabis product. (28) "Medical provisional license" means a provisional license issued by either the department of commerce or the state board of pharmacy to a person pursuant to Chapter 3 796 of the Revised Code and Chapter 3 796 of the Administrative Code. (29) "Minor cannabinoid" means any cannabinoid other than CBD, CBDa, Delta-9 THC or Delta 9 THCa, including any isomer, analogue, or derivative thereof, and any other cannabinoid that naturally occurs in cannabis, regardless of whether that cannabinoid may be naturally or synthetically derived, which may be used as an ingredient in adult use products. (30) "Mother plant" means an adult use cannabis plant that is cultivated or maintained for the purpose of generating clones, and that will not be used to produce plant material for sale to an adult use processor or an adult use dispensary unless the plant is transferred into the cultivation area of the facility. (31) "Paraphernalia" means any equipment, products, or materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, composting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, vaporizing, or containing cannabis, or for ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing cannabis into the human body


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