MEIGS COUNTY — The proposed marijuana grow facility which would have been located in the village of Racine was not one of the 12 selected on Thursday by the Ohio Department of Commerce.
Ohio Therapeutics had applied for a Level I grow facility in the village. The village, county and Sutton Township, along with the Meigs Chamber of Commerce had expressed support for the facility which would have created several jobs for the area.
Level I Cultivator Provisional License Recipients, according to the Ohio Department of Commerce, are as follows:
- 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)
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 if awarded multiple.
Meigs County was not completely left out in the awarding of the marijuana grow facilities, as a Level II (smaller facility) has been approved for the Langsville area as announced earlier in November.
The smaller growers announced in early November by the Department of Commerce would cultivate up to 3,000 square feet. That’s a small portion of the anticipated cultivation. The Level I facilities are up to 25,000 square feet..
The 11 chosen growers for the Level II applied for sites in Butler, Clinton, Fairfield, Franklin, Lorain, Lucas, Meigs, Montgomery, Portage, Stark and Summit counties. Two companies applied for multiple locations and must decide on one.
According to a release from the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, Agri-Med Ohio LLC, based in Vienna, West Virginia, was approved for a location with an address along State Route 124 in Langsville for a Level II facility.
Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.