513.03. Drug abuse; controlled substance possession or use.
   (a)   No person shall knowingly obtain, possess or use a controlled substance.
   (b)   This section does not apply to manufacturers, practitioners, pharmacists, owners of pharmacies and other persons whose conduct was in accordance with Ohio R.C. Chapters 3719, 4715, 4729, 4731 and 4741. This section does not apply to any person who obtained the controlled substance pursuant to a prescription issued by a practitioner, where the drug is in the original container in which it was dispensed to such person.
   (c)   This section does not apply to marihuana or hashish.
   (d)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of drug abuse:
      (1)   If the drug involved is a compound, mixture, preparation or substance included in Schedule III, IV or V drug abuse is a misdemeanor of the third degree, and if the offender has previously been convicted of a drug abuse offense, drug abuse is a misdemeanor of the second degree.
(Ord. 365-14. Passed by electors 9-15-15.)