Yellow Springs, Ohio – With Ohio licenses announced just two weeks ago, Cresco Labs was the first to break ground and start construction on their Yellow Springs medical marijuana cultivation facility. Cresco said they will develop a 50,000-square foot “environmentally-sound” (nearly 85% renewable energy) greenhouse that will grow and harvest condition-specific strains of medical marijuana and produce non-invasive medical products for qualified patients.
With over 100 applications submitted to earn one of the 12 coveted Marijuana Cultivation licenses in Ohio, Cresco Labs was awarded one by the Ohio Department of Commerce. Cresco’s successful application outlined an operational and regulatory compliance plan as well as a community support program offering scholarships and local financial incentives. Cresco Labs has successfully secured merit-based licenses in Illinois and Pennsylvania.
“We are thrilled to be selected as a provider in this program and look forward to providing medical relief to patients across Ohio,” said Charlie Bachtell, Cresco’s CEO. “We plan to be the state leader in this industry by manufacturing the highest quality product, providing caring service to the patients and giving back to our home community,” he added.
“After visiting their facilities in Illinois and meeting their team members, we knew that Cresco would mesh well with the values of the community,” said Yellow Springs Village President Karen Wintrow. “We look forward to working with Cresco as they build and staff their new facility and know they will be a valued contributor to the quality of life in Yellow Springs with jobs, tax revenues and community support.”
Cresco Labs has also applied for a dispensary license and will apply for a processing license which, through extraction methods, will produce pharmaceutical-grade oral sprays, sublingual digestible tablets, transdermal patches and other forms of cannabis oil to provide users with a consistent, controlled dosage. Cresco’s brand name products will be available at dispensaries across Ohio to patients that have been physician-certified with any of the 22 approved medical conditions.
“Medical cannabis is a great fit for Yellow Springs as it combines our local strengths and values of agriculture, wellness and a progressive approach to medicine,” said Wintrow.
Construction on Cresco’s 50,000+ square foot cultivation facility in Yellow Springs will begin immediately as their site plans and zoning have been pre-approved.