As Ohio’s medical marijuana program fights to get off the ground, many businesses are relying on experience from out-of-state workers to run smoothly. But one Ohio-grown company is leaning on the business they did before Ohio’s program passed the legislature.
“Prior to cannabis legalization in Ohio, there was really only a handful of people living here in Ohio who actually had experience in the cannabis industry,” said Ohio Grown Therapies C.E.O. Andy Joseph.
Joseph happened to be one of them.
His company, Apeks Supercritical, is in Johnstown, Ohio and builds the machinery that processors in other states use to extract oils from marijuana. Because marijuana in any form was still illegal in Ohio, the company had to use beer hops to test their equipment.
Still, just building Apeks Supercritical created concerns locally.