Last round of medical marijuana licenses awarded

Medical Marijuana

(Columbus) - The tiny village of Mount Orab and the City of Cleveland are among diverse locations of 12 large growers Ohio has picked for its medical marijuana program.

The Ohio Department of Commerce announced the large cultivators and a final small grower Thursday, and include licensees in Cleveland, Parma, Eastlake, Youngstown, Canton, and Akron.

That rounds out the list of 24 companies authorized to produce medicinal marijuana under a new system expected to go live by September.

Large growers paid $20,000 to apply to operate sites up to 25,000 square feet. They'll pay $180,000 in initial licensing fees and $200,000 a year thereafter.

Stephanie Gostomski of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program says the companies can now start constructing their facilities. 

They have 9 months to finish the work and be inspected by state and local regulators. If their inspections are approved, they can begin operations. 

The establishment of dispensaries is being handled by the Ohio Pharmacy Board. 

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)

Please note: Interested parties could submit multiple applications, but can only receive one provisional license. An awarded Level I cultivator provisional licensee has up to 10 days to choose the location for the cultivation facility.

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