Bringing legal medical cannabis to Ohio

by Robin Ann Morris on

WILMINGTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A local company announced plans to open a medical marijuana facility in Wilmington Wednesday. CannAscend Ohio, headed by Jimmy Gould, Ambassador Bill Brisben and Ian James, plans to apply for one of 12 of the state’s Level I cultivation facility licenses which would allow the company to build a 25,000 square foot medical cannabis growing facility.

After securing a license, CannAscend plans to bring additional jobs and opportunities to the area and will request the right to expand its facility. The company also plans to use the 19.2-acre campus to build a research facility and will apply for a product manufacturing license to bring additional jobs and tax revenue to the area.

CannAscend Ohio, LLC said in a press release they plan to build a medical cannabis facility on land currently owned by the Wilmington Community Improvement Corporation (CIC). The proposed facility will be built on a 19.2-acre lot on Davids Drive near the Wilmington Air Park pending state licensing of the group’s application to grow medical cannabis, which was legalized in 2016.

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At the intersection of Fyfe Avenue and Davids Drive in Wilmington a vacant lot could soon be a place for pot. Officials are thinking of building a campus there and that campus should create between 220-300 jobs over the next six years. The group planning the marijuana facility should find out later in 2017, if it gets a license. The first crops would be ready for cultivation around June 2018.

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Written by: Robin Ann Morris

Founder & CEO at MaryJane Agency, LLC

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