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Storing Medical Marijuana

How To Store Medical Marijuana

Patients are responsible for keeping their medical marijuana fully safe and secure. Medical marijuana can be an attractant to the curious and inquisitive, including children and young adults. Each patient is responsible for making sure that no one else has access to or uses his or her prescribed medical marijuana.

In the event you suspect or learn that your medical marijuana has been stolen or misappropriated or is the subject of any illicit activity, contact your local law enforcement immediately.

To keep your medical marijuana secure

  • Store medical marijuana in its original tamper-evident container.
  • Do not remove the label from the container.
  • Keep it in a secure area, away from children.
  • Consider using a third-party medical marijuana storage product.

Patients and caregivers are required to carry their registry identification card at all times when in possession of medical marijuana products.

Safely and Legally Administering Medical Marijuana in a Permitted Place

The law prohibits smoking medical marijuana. Medical marijuana can only be ingested in forms approved by the Ohio Department of Health. No medical cannabis products may be consumed through vaporization in any public place or location where smoking is prohibited under the public health law.

A patient may consume products in his or her private residence if, unless the private residence is being used to provide licensed child care services or is other prohibited 

Though vaporization is generally prohibited in a hospital or health care facility, vaporization may occur in separate and enclosed designated smoking rooms for patients of such facilities.

Obtaining medical marijuana does not exempt a qualifying patient or caregiver from prosecution and penalties imposed by Federal law, including possessing, transporting, or using medical cannabis on any federal property. These properties include, but are not limited to: federal buildings and courthouses, federal parks, federal highways, and federal military bases. It is your responsibility as a patient/caregiver to know the locations under federal jurisdiction.

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