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(a) No person shall knowingly furnish another a sample drug.
(b) Subsection (a) hereof does not apply to manufacturers, wholesalers, pharmacists, owners of pharmacies, dentists, doctors of medicine and surgery, doctors of osteopathic medicine and surgery, doctors of podiatry, veterinarians, and other persons whose conduct is in accordance with RC Chapters 3719, 4715, 4729, 4731 and 4741 or to optometrists whose conduct is in accordance with a valid therapeutic pharmaceutical agents certificate issued under RC Chapter 4725.
(c) Whoever violates this section is guilty of illegal dispensing of drug samples if the drug involved is marihuana or a compound, mixture, preparation or substance included in Schedule III, IV or V. For a first offense an offender is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, and if the offender has previously been convicted of a drug abuse offense, illegal dispensing of drug samples is a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(RC 2925.36; Ord. 90-96. Passed 3-18-96, eff. 3-26-96)