1151.10  PROHIBITION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACTIVITIES.
   (a)    Definitions.
      (1)   "Medical marijuana" means marijuana that is cultivated, processed, dispensed, possessed, or used for a medical purpose.
      (2)   "Cultivate" means to grow, harvest, package, and transport medical marijuana pursuant to Chapter 3976 of the Ohio Revised Code.
      (3)   "Cultivator" means an entity that has been issued a certificate of operation by the Ohio Department of Commerce to grow, harvest, package, and transport medical marijuana as permitted under Chapter 3496 of the Ohio Revised Code.
      (4)   "Dispensary" means an entity licensed pursuant to sections 3796.04 and 3796.10 of the Ohio Revised Code and any rules promulgated thereunder to sell medical marijuana to qualifying patients and caregivers.
      (5)   "Dispense" means the delivery of medical marijuana to a patient or the patient's registered caregiver that is packaged in a suitable container appropriately labeled for subsequent administration to or use by a patient who has an active patient registration with the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy, authorizing them to receive medical marijuana.
      (6)   "Manufacture" means the process of converting harvested plant marijuana into marijuana extract by physical or chemical means for use as an ingredient in a medical marijuana product.
      (7)   "Medical marijuana entity" means a licensed medical marijuana cultivator, processor, dispensary, or testing laboratory.
      (8)   "Medical marijuana product" means a product that contains cannabinoids that have been extracted from plant material or the resin therefrom by physical or chemical means and is intended for administration to a registered patient, including but not limited to oils, tinctures, edibles, patches, and other forms approved under division (A)(6) of section 3796.06 of the Ohio Revised Code.
      (9)   "Plant material" means the leaves, stems, buds, and flowers of the marijuana plant, and does not include seedlings, seeds, clones, stalks, or roots of the plant or the weight of any non-marijuana ingredients combined with marijuana.
      (10)   "Plant-only processor" means a cultivator that has received a license from the Ohio Department of Commerce for the limited purpose of packaging, selling, and delivering finished plant material directly to a licensed dispensary for sale to a patient or caregiver.
      (11)   "Processor" means an entity that has been issued a certificate of operation by the Ohio Department of Commerce to manufacture marijuana products.
   (b)    Prohibited Activities. All medical marijuana activities, including but not limited to the cultivation, processing, or dispensing of marijuana for medical purposes, are prohibited in all zoning districts in the City of Mount Vernon, Ohio.
(Ord. 2017-21.  Passed 8-28-17.)