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OH: Eight Stark Sites Proposed To Grow Medical Marijuana

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The Ohio Department of Commerce received 185 applications from businesses identifying locations throughout the state as potential marijuana cultivation facilities.

Eight locations in Stark County are in the running to become possible medical marijuana grow sites, state documents show.

The Ohio Department of Commerce received 185 applications from businesses identifying locations throughout the state as potential marijuana cultivation facilities. The names of the interested businesses were released in July, and portions of the applications – which give the addresses of proposed grow sites – were released on the department's website last week.

Next month, the state is expected to announce the locations that will receive licenses to begin growing medical marijuana. There will be up to 12 locations that may be up to 25,000 square feet, and there will be another group of up to 12 locations that may be up to 3,000 square feet.

The state's medical marijuana program will be in operation by September 2018, two years after House Bill 523 established the program. The law allows people with conditions such as AIDS, cancer or Alzheimer's disease to use medical marijuana at the recommendation of a licensed physician.

The applications show there are eight Stark County locations listed as proposed grow sites. All of the companies applying for grow sites were established between April and June of this year, state records indicate.

The Stark County sites are:

- 1817 20th St. NE, Canton

Who owns the site? Stoneham Partners

What's on the land? 2,400-square-foot industrial building

What's the value of the property? $180,600

What company wants to put a grow site there? SKEE Ohio, based in Canton

- 1010 Marion Ave. SW, Canton

Who owns the site? GTW Properties Ltd

What's on the land? 10,034-square-foot manufacturing facility

What's the value of the property? $1 million

What company wants to put a grow site there? Treat & Kure Ohio, based in Gates Mills

- Belden Avenue SE, Stein Industrial Park, Lot 16, Canton

Who owns the site? Bruening Shepler Associates

What's on the land? Vacant industrial property

What's the value of the property? $20,600

What company wants to put a grow site there? Health for Life Ohio, based in Cleveland

- 4125 Mahoning Road NE, building B, Canton

Who owns the site? Mahoning Industrial Park

What's on the land? 13,770-square-foot warehouse

What's the value of the property? $33,500

What company wants to put a grow site there? Fire Rock Ltd, based in Jackson Township

- Steinway Boulevard SE, Stein Industrial Park, Lot 5, Canton

There's no specific address or parcel given in the application for this site. The lot, however, is being advertised by Putman Properties, and an online listing says the nearly 2-acre site costs $78,780.

What company wants to put a grow site there? Mother Grows Best, based in Dublin

- 1210 Cleveland Ave. SW, Canton

Who owns the site? CLG Enterprises

What's on the land? 4,224-square-foot drive-thru beverage facility

What's the value of the property? $42,900

What company wants to put a grow site there? New Age Farms, based at the same location

- U.S. Route 30, Minerva

There's no specific address or parcel given in the application for this site.

What company wants to put a grow site there? Healthy Grow Farms, based in Kent

- 11247 Crestline St. SW, Sugar Creek Township

Who owns the site? Dale and Roberta Wells

What's on the land? A single-family home

What's the value of the property? $301,900

What company wants to put a grow site there? Canapa Supply, which is based at the same location and lists Roberta Wells as CEO and owner

There also are a few businesses with Stark County addresses that filed applications for out-of-county grow sites. Two list a registered agent service on Market Avenue N. as their addresses, and Fire Rock Ltd from Jackson Township also applied to put grow sites in Akron and Columbus.

Filing an application included a non-refundable fee of $20,000 for larger facilities and $2,000 for smaller facilities. Obtaining a license initially will cost $180,000 for larger facilities or $18,000 for smaller facilities.

Canton, Massillon and Alliance this year adjusted their local ordinances to allow for medical marijuana businesses.



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