Ohioans Rejoice As Medical Marijuana Growing Locations Are Named

Ohioans Rejoice As Medical Marijuana Growing Locations Are Named

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In November of 2017, the Ohio Department of Commerce announced large cultivators and small growers that will be allowed to grow medical marijuana in the State of Ohio. This final list completes the 24 authorized companies under the new medical marijuana system that is set to go live by September 2018.

 

Getting a License In Ohio

Up to 24 licenses — 12 for large growers, 12 for small growers — were made available, but it was not an easy road. Ohio has some of the highest licensing fees in the country. Larger growers (Level II cultivator provisional license recipients) must pay the $20,000 application fee and a $180,000 license fee, while smaller operations (Level I cultivator provisional license recipients) pay a $2,000 application fee and an $18,000 application fee. Both also require hefty annual renewal fees.

That doesn’t seem to be the only issue for Ohio growers. It is estimated the medical marijuana patient population could range from 185,000 – 325,000 people. With an estimated growing space of 336,000 square feet, many growers and patient advocates are raising concerns that is not enough space to produce an adequate crop. State law also requires the facilities to be at least 500 feet from schools, churches, public parks, playgrounds and libraries, limiting growing and cultivation space.

 

Who Are The Ohio Growers?

Level I cultivator provisional license recipients:

  • 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)

 

Level II cultivator provisional license recipients:

  • Fire Rock Ltd. (Columbus, Franklin County)
  • Fire Rock Ltd. (Canton, Stark County)
  • Fire Rock Ltd. (Akron, Summit County)
  • FN Group Holdings LLC (Ravenna, Portage County)
  • Mother Grows Best LLC (Canton, Stark County)
  • OhiGrow LLC (Toledo, Lucas County)
  • Ancient Roots LLC (Wilmington, Clinton County)
  • Ohio Clean Leaf LLC (Dayton, Montgomery County)
  • Ohio Clean Leaf LLC (Carroll, Fairfield County)
  • Ascension BioMedical LLC (Oberlin, Lorain County)
  • Agri-Med Ohio LLC (Langsville, Meigs County)
  • Paragon Development Group LLC (Huber Heights, Montgomery County)
  • Hemma LLC (Monroe, Butler County)
  • Galenas LLC (Akron, Summit County)
  • Farkas Farms LLC (Grafton, Lorain County)

 

Good For Ohio

One of the major Level II licensed facilities is Arizona-based Harvest, Inc., which has licenses in five states and was given a license for its Cleveland location. CEO Steve White said “Take marijuana out of the equation completely and imagine a facility that provides an ingredient to medical products. That is what you would see,” he said.

White stated that the company has invested millions of dollars in the facility, and will create hundreds of jobs for the City of Cleveland. Describing the facility as a factory, he also stated the facilities reduce crime and will be highly secured and closed to the public.

 

Are you a medical marijuana patient in Ohio? How will the new regulations affect you? Medicalmarijuana.com would love to hear from you!

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