Cresco Labs awarded certificate of operation in Ohio

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Cresco Labs awarded certificate of operation in Ohio, moving one step closer to providing medical marijuana for approved patients in the state

(Yellow Springs, Ohio) Cresco Labs, one of the fastest-growing cannabis companies in the United States, has been awarded a certificate of operation for their large-scale cultivation facility in Ohio today, clearing the way for the planting of over 30 unique strains of cannabis plants to provide relief for physician-certified patients across the state.

Ohio’s granting of the certificate means Cresco can now begin to grow cannabis at its new 50,000-square-foot cultivation facility in Yellow Springs. Cresco began building the environmentally-sound facility last December, after going through a competitive and thorough licensing process and being awarded a level one provisional cultivation license by the Ohio Department of Commerce.

“We’ve made a great deal of progress and are one step closer to providing relief to patients throughout Ohio,” says Charles Bachtell, CEO of Cresco Labs. “We appreciate the state’s diligence throughout this process, as well as the community’s support. Cresco Labs intends to set the standard for this industry in Ohio as we bring our company’s national reputation and complete product line to market.”

Cresco Labs will offer a full suite of pharmaceutical-grade products that provide users with consistent, controlled dosage. Their brands (Cresco, Remedi, Reserve and Mindy’s Edibles, an infused edible line with James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal) provide a full suite of products including flower, edibles, vape pens/cartridges and multiple forms of medication delivery including oral sprays, pills, and transdermal patches. These products will be available at dispensaries across Ohio to patients who have been certified by physicians to have any of the 21 approved medical conditions.

Cresco Labs Yellow Springs facility is a state-of-the-art hybrid greenhouse designed to maximize the cultivation power of the sun and reduce the carbon footprint that typically results from sole indoor agriculture. The facility will use geothermal heating and cooling elements and LED lighting, and 85 percent of its energy is from renewable sources.

Cresco Labs, based in Chicago, operates in six states, giving the company the largest geographic footprint of any U.S.-based cannabis company and the largest operator in Ohio. The company has a core value of educating consumers while trying to eliminate the stigma associated with marijuana.