Akron marijuana processor is just the fifth cleared to open in Ohio

The state has cleared Ohio Medical Solutions to begin operations at its Akron processing facility on East Tallmadge Avenue.

OMS is the Ohio affiliate of Vireo Health International Inc., a Vancouver-based company that trades on the Canadian Stock Exchange under VREO and has U.S. operations headquartered in Minneapolis. A state spokesperson confirmed OMS received its certificate of operation (COO) Aug. 9.

OMS is just the fifth marijuana processor with a COO in hand at this point out of 39 provisionally licensed processing companies. That end of the marijuana industry, which involves the production of THC-infused products like oils, edibles and topicals, is coming together very slowly.

The first processors to come online were Grow Ohio in Newton Township and Standard Wellness in Gibsonburg, both of which secured COOs in March. Other companies that have opened…

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