6 Northeast Ohio recipients receive a license from the state to grow medical marijuana

Ohio has announced the first round of recipients to receive a license from the state to grow medical marijuana— six of those recipients are in Northeast Ohio.

More than 100 companies applied for just 24 licenses to cultivate medical marijuana in Ohio. Friday morning's announcement included the names of 14 companies who will receive Level II Cultivator provisional licenses.

Out of the 14 recipients, six recipients are spread throughout Summit, Stark, Portage and Lorain counties.

Under the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program cultivator rules, a Level II license permits growers to operate a 1,600 square footage marijuana cultivation area.

In the coming weeks, Level I cultivator provisional licenses, which permit growers to operate a 15,000 square footage cultivation area, will be announced.

To receive a certificate to operate a growing facility, each provisional licensee will have to comply with zoning requirements of the locality they are in and applications are scored based on a variety of rules and plans.

The full lists of license recipients can be found at Ohio's Medical Marijuana Program website.

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