Ohio lawmakers have legalized medical marijuana so when can you expect to see it? Jessie Balmert
During the six-month moratorium – which became effective upon its passage Tuesday – no permits for any medical marijuana-related businesses will be issued in West Chester Township.(Photo: Provided file photo)
COLUMBUS – Ohio awarded 12 businesses the rights to grow medical marijuana at large farms statewide, but none are located in Hamilton County.
The locations include:
Buckeye Relief LLC (Eastlake, Lake County) Grow Ohio Pharmaceuticals LLC (Newton Township, Muskingum County) OPC Cultivation LLC (Huron, Erie County) Riviera Creek Holdings LLC (Youngstown, Mahoning County) Pure Ohio Wellness LLC (Springfield, Clark County) Columbia Care OH LLC (Mt. Orab, Brown County) Terradiol Ohio LLC (Canton, Stark County) Standard Wellness Company LLC (Gibsonburg, Sandusky County) AT-CPC of Ohio LLC (Akron, Summit County) Cresco Labs Ohio LLC (Yellow Springs, Greene County) Parma Wellness Center LLC (Parma, Cuyahoga County) Harvest Grows LLC (Hamilton Township, Lawrence County) Harvest Grows LLC (Cleveland, Cuyahoga County)
Twelve businesses were picked from 109 applicants to run Ohio’s large marijuana farms. These cultivators can build spaces up to 25,000 square feet.
The competition was high for the spots, which guarantee a piece of the new industry’s profits. Harvest Growth, which pitched spots in Lawrence and Cuyahoga counties, would pick between the two.
At least one applicant is challenging the selections. CannAscend Chairman and CEO, Jimmy Gould, who supported the failed ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana, said he has begun “a full-throated challenge of the selection process.
Ohio officials were under pressure to get the selection right. Ohio voters firmly rejected a ballot initiative that allowed businesses to pick their own locations to grow marijuana.
Aware of that scrutiny, Ohio Department