The state’s pharmacy board on Monday awarded Cannamed Therapeutics, LLC, a provisional license for a medical marijuana dispensary in Fremont to serve Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca counties.
Cannamed is one of 56 facilities statewide that received dispensary licenses. It is the parent company for Terrasana Labs.
Todd Yaross, a Columbus attorney listed as the contact person for Cannamed Therapeutics and Terrasana Labs, could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon.
The Fremont site listed by Cannamed is at 1800 E. State St., in the Applewood Village Shopping Center. The center includes The News-Messenger office, Big Lots and Rural King retail stores, Anytime Fitness, Spectrum cable, and Crystal Arbors Catering.
The planned site would be approximately 2,880 square feet and located next to Spectrum’s office in a suite with the letters “RDSI” currently stenciled on the front window.
Attached to Cannamed’s application with the pharmacy board is a 10-year shopping center lease between Cannamed and Columbus-based landlord HYG Fremont LLC.
Cannamed Therapeutics scored the highest of all of the applicants in Ohio’s Northwest-7 region on the state Board of Pharmacy’s scoring framework, which took into account factors including the applicant’s business, operations and patient care plans.
Four businesses applied for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Fremont and the state’s Board of Pharmacy released proposed site addresses in January for those companies.
The other three applicants for the region were were Alt Med Ohio 1, LLC (the proposed location was 1033 Court St.); Ohio Way LLC (1526 W. State St.); and The Forest Fremont LLC (2100 W. State St.).
Three counties — Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca — will share one dispensary, according to the state licensing rules.
No applications were filed in Ottawa or Seneca counties, the other two counties in the state’s Northwest District 7.
According to the Ohio Secretary of State’s website, Worthington-based Statuent, Inc. filed to serve as Cannamed’s registered agent in February 2018.
Cannamed registered with the state as a limited liability company in June 2017.
In a separate licensing process to open medical marijuana production facilities, Standard Wellness Company LLC received a license from the state’s Department of Commerce to build a proposed 50,000-square-foot facility at Gibsonburg’s Clearview Industrial Park.
Standard Wellness broke ground on the Gibsonburg facility in December and will have the facility operational by September.
Erik Vaughan, Standard Wellness’ CEO, told the News-Messenger in February there will be a ramp-up period when the dispensaries open statewide as people begin signing up with the state’s patient registry program.
“We expect 2 percent of the population will qualify as patients,” Vaughan said at the time.