UPDATE: State OKs Dayton medical marijuana growing operation

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 3:39 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 3:39 PM


            Dayton will be getting a medical marijuana cultivator due to the outcome of a court case, the state announced today.
Dayton will be getting a medical marijuana cultivator due to the outcome of a court case, the state announced today.

DAYTON — Dayton will get a medical marijuana growing operation due to the outcome of a court case, the state announced today.

Certified Cultivators in Dayton at 1654 Springfield St. in Dayton was one of two growers awarded a provisional Level 1 license today by the Ohio Department of Commerce. With a Level 1 license, Certified Cultivators in Dayton will be able to have up to 25,000 square feet of growing space.

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Michael Weprin is the chief executive officer of Certified Cultivators and Jeffery Bobier is the chief financial officer, the Ohio medical marijuana control program.

Greanleaf Gardens in Middlefield, was also awarded a provisional license due to the results of a court case, PharmaCannLLC v. Ohio Department of Commerce.

The court case struck down a provision of the law that required a portion of cultivator licenses to be awarded to economically disadvantaged businesses, said Kerry Francis, spokeswoman for the state commerce department.

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Another operation, Ohio Clean Leaf LLC at 2046 Valley St. in Dayton, was previously awarded a Level 2 cultivator license, according to the state. Paragon Development Group was also given a Level 2 license for a facility at 6212 Executive Boulevard in Huber Heights.

Level 2 cultivator licenses, which allow businesses to have up to 3,000-square-feet of growing space.

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