Warren County expects to OK permit for medical marijuana farm

Warren County expects to OK permit for medical marijuana farm

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0 Warren County expects to grant a permit for a medical marijuana farm in Harlan Twp. HARLAN TWP., WARREN COUNTY — Warren County expects to issue a permit, perhaps this week, to grow marijuana for medical use in a rural township in the county. The permit would be used to qualify for one of up to 24 medical marijuana cultivator licenses the Ohio Department of Commerce can issue “prior to” Sept. 9, 2018, according to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. In June, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a law legalizing marijuana for use by patients with one of 21 conditions, such as cancer, traumatic brain injury or chronic pain. It also allows medical marijuana edibles, oils, patches and vaporizing, but not smoking or home growing, to supply the patients. The law gives state regulators two years to get the entire program up and running. Up to 12 Level I and Level II permits could be issued. “Level 1 cultivators are permitted to operate an initial marijuana cultivation area up to 25,000 square feet. Level II cultivators are permitted to operate an initial marijuana cultivation area of 3,000 square feet. Licensees may submit an expansion request pursuant to the cultivator rules” according to the state web site. Applications are not being accepted yet, according to another email response from the state. “There are currently no licensed cultivators in the state of Ohio,” according to an email response to an inquiry to the state website . MORE: Businesses lining up for medical marijuana licenses The cultivator moving to begin growing in Warren County first looked at land in Turtlecreek Twp., but is now expected to set up on land in Harlan Twp., according to Bruce McGary, an assistant county prosecutor who advises the county administration. The tract covers about 35 […]

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