YELLOW SPRINGS, OH —
Growing marijuana for medicinal purposes is about to begin in Ohio.
A company called Cresco Labs held a groundbreaking event on Thursday in a corn field in Yellow Springs, where the company will build a 50,000 square-foot greenhouse to grow medical marijuana.
The field is next to Antioch University Midwest.
Cresco Labs is one of 12 companies licensed by Ohio to grow medical pot on an industrial sale.
“Proud to announce to Ohio that relief has arrived,” Cresco Labs CEO Charles Bachtell said to a supportive crowd during the groundbreaking.
Bachtell praised Ohio’s new medical marijuana program and the small village of Yellow Springs.