Terradiol, a New York-based medical cannabis company, plans to operate at 3800 Harmont Ave. NE.
Kelly Byer CantonRep.com staff writer @kbyerREP
CANTON One of a dozen companies licensed for large-scale cannabis cultivation has plans for Canton.
The Ohio Department of Commerce on Thursday announced the provisional licenses for operations up to 25,000 square feet and a final license for small-scale operations of up to 3,000 square feet, totaling 24 licenses equally split by size.
Terradiol, a medical cannabis company with headquarters in Syracuse, N.Y., plans to operate at 3800 Harmont Ave. NE. The company is leasing the 58,000-square-foot, former grocery store from McKinley Development, according to its application.
The building previously housed the 5th Avenue Flea Market and an Apples grocery store before that. It’s been vacant since about 2009 and became a public health nuisance a few years later when illegally dumped tires piled up, according to past reports.
Terradiol CEO John Vavalo emailed a statement in response to requests for comment: “We are excited to open our facility and join the Ohio Medical Cannabis industry. We will work quickly to open our state-of-the-art production facility in Canton and look forward to hiring locally and joining the Canton community.”
In May, a Terradiol representative presented information to Canton City Council, expressing interest in locating in Canton and a potential medical research partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hall of Famer Floyd Little is a board member of the medical cannabis company.
Cultivators also were licensed for locations in Summit, Mahoning, Cuyahoga, Lake, Muskingum, Erie, Sandusky, Clark, Greene, and Brown counties. One must choose between sites in Cuyahoga and Lawrence counties within 10 days.
Terradiol Ohio LLC’s application scored 165.48 out of a possible 200 points, coming in seventh among all applicants. The Department of Commerce ranked them