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(a) Except for lawful research, clinical, medical, dental or veterinary purposes, no person, with purpose to induce intoxication or similar physiological effects, shall obtain, possess or use a harmful intoxicant.
(b) Whoever has not previously been convicted of a drug abuse offense and who violates this section is guilty of abusing harmful intoxicants, a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(c) In addition to any other sanction imposed upon an offender for a violation of this section, the court shall suspend for not less than six (6) months or more than five (5) years the offender’s driver’s or commercial driver’s license or permit. If the offender is a professionally licensed person, in addition to any other sanction imposed for a violation of this section, the court immediately shall comply with RC 2925.38.
(RC 2925.31; Ord. No. 834-03. Passed 6-10-03, eff. 6-12-03)