Ohio pot purveyor greenlit

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Gary Hunt

We’ve covered Ohio’s legalized medical marijuana program – which is still illegal federally – since it was approved by voters in 2016. Most recently, our podcast, The State of Business with The Ohio Society of CPAs, told you about a group of Ohio college students who traveled to Washington State to study the industry there.

Now comes news that Ohio has given approval to the first large-scale cultivator to begin growing medical marijuana in the state. Regulators from the Ohio Department of Commerce granted a certificate of operation Friday to Buckeye Relief LLC after completing an inspection of its facility in Eastlake in Northeast Ohio, the final hurdle before it could begin growing. Get the complete story now from Business First.

Sept. 8 is the legal start date for Ohio’s program, but the state has said the program won’t be fully operational by then.

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