Ohio Will Issue Up To 12 Licenses For Large-scale Cultivators, Which Can Initially Operate On 25,000 Square Feet, And Up To 12 For Smaller-scale Cultivators, Which Will Start With 3,000 Square Feet.

Related: Giant medical marijuana factory planned for Wilmington Unruh said if PharmaCann is awarded a large-scale cultivator license in Ohio, it will build a 65,000-square-foot greenhouse facility that employs 30 to 45 workers. The company also plans to seek a dispensary license in Ohio. If licensed, PharmaCann would invest $20-million to $30-million in Ohio, he said. PharmaCann, a privately-held company with 150 employees, has one four dispensaries and two cultivation facilities in Illinois and one grow site — 135,000-square-feet — and four dispensaries in New York. It is also seeking licenses to do business in Pennsylvania, Unruh said. PharmaCann is the second company to publicly discuss its Ohio plans. CannAscend Ohio LLC, a new venture backed by Ian James and Jimmy Gould, who ran the unsuccessful ResponsibleOhio campaign, said in March that it signed an option to buy 19 acres in Clinton County for a medical marijuana growing operation. Related: Would you pay $50 a year to use medical marijuana in Ohio? Regulation of Ohio’s new medical marijuana industry is being handled by the state Department of Commerce, Ohio Pharmacy Board and State Medical Board. Ohio will issue up to 12 licenses for large-scale Medical marijuana stocks cultivators, which can initially operate on 25,000 square feet, and up to 12 for smaller-scale cultivators, which will start with 3,000 square feet. Applications for small-scale licenses will be accepted by the state June 5 to June 16 and applications for large-scale licenses will be accepted June 19 to June 30.

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