Groundbreaking for Ohio's First Medical Marijuana Growing Facility
Work is underway for the first big growing facility for medical marijuana. The Cresco facility in Yellow Springs is one of a dozen that were awarded licenses two weeks ago.
Illinois-based Cresco Labs’ new 50,000-square-foot, $7 million greenhouse will produce cannabis-based pharmaceutical products. Cresco’s high-tech facility will be built on nearly 10 acres of village-owned land near Antioch University. The company expects to create at least two dozen new jobs next year, and add more employees as the facility expands.
Yellow Springs Village Council President Karen Wintrow says she hopes the project will help spur additional economic growth in the region.
“Yellow Springs has always had an industrial base. We’ve lost that a little bit, and this will be the ability to bring that back. And we are really anxious for some economic growth and this is really the perfect project to kick it off," she said.
Medications produced in Yellow Springs will be available statewide as early as next summer through Ohio’s new medical marijuana program.