In between warehouses and auto shops sits Galenas, a modern, slope-roofed building at 1956 S. Main St. in Akron.
From the outside, the building doesn’t give the slightest hint of its purpose until near the door, where a faint smell of marijuana lingers in the air.
It’s a signal that Galenas LLC’s first crop of more than 900 cannabis plants is nearly ready to be harvested and sent off to medical dispensaries across Ohio.
The cultivator is one of three that received a state license in 2017 to grow medical marijuana in Summit County. All three were approved to be in Akron.
It’s been a long road from legalization to operation. But during a tour of the facility Friday, Galenas founder and CEO Geoffrey Korff told a group of about 40 activists, media and doctors that the wait was fruitful.