Five more local companies received provisional licenses on Wednesday to open medical marijuana processing facilities.
These facilities will processs medical marijuana into oils, edibles, patches and other permitted items.
The five — three in Dayton, one in Clayton and one in Monroe – join another regional processor in Enon that received approval during the first round of state licensing.
Disqualified was Cresco Labs Ohio, LLC, which sought to open a vertically-integrated processing facility alongside its Yellow Springs grow operation that produced its first harvest last month.
The applications of a processor in Mad River Twp. in Clark County and another in Wilmington scored high enough but are pending approval until tax compliance and criminal background checks are clear, according to the state.
Diamond Science was also awarded a provisional license for another processing facility and will have to choose whether it opens one in Dayton or Carroll, according to the Ohio Department of Commerce.During round one of processor licensing, Purpose Leaf, LLC at 6913 Dayton-Springfield Rd. in Enon, was provisionally licensed.
The state’s program allows for up to 40 processors. Fourteen were licensed during the first round and up to 26 more will gain approval depending on the outcome of the tax and background checks.