Eastlake’s medical marijuana facility on track for summer opening

Eastlake’s medical marijuana facility on track for summer opening

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Eastlake Mayor Dennis Morley and Buckeye Relief owner Andrew Rayburn tour the medical marijuana facility currently under construction in Eastlake. The facility is anticipated to be operational mid to late summer. Progress is being made ahead of schedule on the medical marijuana facility currently under construction in Eastlake. Buckeye Relief owner Andy Rayburn anticipates to be operational mid to late summer. Kristi Garabrandt — The News-Herald Construction is progressing on the Buckeye Relief medical marijuana growing facility in Eastlake. According to owner Andrew Rayburn, the facility could open by mid- to late summer. “We are ahead of schedule on this by a couple of weeks,” Rayburn said. “These guys are doing a tremendous job, the construction company, the iron workers, the trades have done a phenomenal job working through this hard winter and not missing a day.” Rayburn attributes the speed at which the construction is being completed to the city, along with the building director and fire marshal. “There have been a lot of little things that come up and when they come up, we get answers right away and that’s a special relationship that isn’t happening in 11 other cities around Ohio,” Rayburn said. “We are very grateful for that. Between the cooperation of the city and my team, it can’t go any faster.” Buckeye Relief has a Level 1 provisional license right now. In order to get the license to operate the facility, they have to be fully operational with product growing by Sept. 8. “When we are done and are ready to open, we arranged with the state regulator from the Department of Commerce to come with his team to inspect us versus our application and decide if we get our certificate of operation or not,” Rayburn said. “We are in close communication with the […]

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