Ohio is just potentially weeks away from marijuana’s legal debut.
Soon, Ohio patients with nearly two dozen medically approved conditions will be able to buy and use medical marijuana. But while the program may be ready to roll, growers across the state are getting ready.
At Cresco Labs in Yellow Springs, Sean Demme is one of a handful of cultivation agents in the state.
“There is a lot of science that goes into it,” Demme said.
Part of his job is pruning pot plants.
“We are essentially making it easier for them to grow how we want,” Demme said.
The Columbus native was drawn to the industry after studying plants at Ohio University. This at a time when Cresco Labs is preparing for its first Ohio harvest.
“We are excited,” said Dennis Plamondon, the director of cultivation at Cresco Labs.
The company operates marijuana programs in six different states. Their Yellow Springs facility is more than 50,000-square-feet and is one of 13 level one or large growers in Ohio.