624.025   CULTIVATION OF MARIHUANA.
   (a)   No person shall knowingly cultivate marihuana.
   (b)   Subsection (a) hereof does not apply to any person listed in R.C. § 2925.03(B)(1), (2) or (3) to the extent and under the circumstances described in such paragraphs.
   (c)   Whoever commits a violation of subsection (a) hereof is guilty of illegal cultivation of marihuana.
      (1)   Except as otherwise provided in the following divisions, illegal cultivation of marihuana is a minor misdemeanor or, if the offense was committed in the vicinity of a school or in the vicinity of a juvenile, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
      (2)   If the amount of marihuana involved equals or exceeds one hundred (100) grams but is less than two hundred (200) grams, illegal cultivation of marihuana is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree or, if the offense was committed in the vicinity of a school or in the vicinity of a juvenile, a misdemeanor of the third degree.
      (3)   If the amount of marihuana involved equals or exceeds two hundred (200) grams, illegal cultivation of marihuana is a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate State law.
   (d)   Arrest or conviction for a minor misdemeanor violation of this section does not constitute a criminal record and need not be reported by the person so arrested or convicted in response to any inquiries about the person’s criminal record, including any inquiries contained in any application for employment, license, or other right or privilege, or made in connection with the person’s appearance as a witness.
(R.C. § 2925.04(A), (B), (C)(5), (G))