Marijuana operator gets go-ahead for Yellow Springs grow site


Cresco Labs got the go-ahead Friday from state officials to begin growing medical marijuana at its facility in Yellow Springs, the company said.

The Ohio Department of Commerce signed off on the certificate of operations for the large-scale cultivation facility. Cresco plans to grow more than 30 strains of cannabis for medical marijuana patients in Ohio.

Cresco Labs, which is based in Chicago, built a 50,000-square-foot hybrid greenhouse and operations facility in Yellow Springs that will use geothermal heating and cooling and LED lighting. Cresco operates in six states.

“We’ve made a great deal of progress and are one step closer to providing relief to patients throughout Ohio,” said Cresco Chief Executive Charles Bachtell in a written statement. “We appreciate the state’s diligence throughout this process, as well as the community’s support. Cresco Labs intends to set the standard for this industry in Ohio as we bring our company’s national reputation and complete product line to market.”

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