Yellow Springs medical marijuana cultivator to open soon

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The Miami Valley’s first medical marijuana cultivator will soon open its newly constructed doors. 

Cresco Labs broke ground in Yellow Springs last December and expects to be up and running by late August. 

If you drive by Antioch University Midwest, you will see that construction is nearly complete. There is a large industrial greenhouse and a larger building beside it that Cresco hopes will be used for processing.

“We expect to get approval from the state within the next few weeks. The cultivation cycle typically takes about 90 days. We expect products to be available at licensed dispensaries sometime after that,” said Jason Erkes, a spokesman for Chicago-based Cresco Labs. 

Erkes says the state has toured the facility and will be back soon. 

The greenhouse is 23,294-square-foot facility. Cresco says the plants will be grown in secure, climate-controlled environment..

2 NEWS talked to one Yellow Springs resident who still has concerns about the location and security of the facility. Her children attend Antioch University Midwest.

“My first concern is just the message it gives to the teenagers that marijuana is ok. I do think that marijuana for medical purposes is ok,” said Zo Vaneaton-Meister. 

As construction wraps up, the check-list gets smaller for Cresco. They are eager to get up and running. 

“There are a lot of people across the state of Ohio that are reliant on this as a form of medicine. We are very anxious to get the plants in the ground and the products out so we can provide relief to the people who need it most,” said Erkes.

2 NEWS will let you know when the facility is officially open and if they get permission to process the medical marijuana. 

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