Miami County’s first medical cannabis grow is nearly complete, with authorization for live plants at the new facility in Bethel Township expected any day now. “We’re waiting for a certificate of occupancy,” Paragon Development LLC Owner Jason Wilson said. “We’re looking to have plants in here Friday.”

Located at 9292 S. State Route 201, Paragon Development’s new 11,000-square-foot facility contains a grow operation capable of producing more than 180 pounds of medical cannabis per month once it is running at full capacity.

“That will go up in phases,” Wilson said. “This is only phase one of the grow. By the time we get done, we’ll be 9,000 square feet of canopy, and the building will probably be 18,000 square feet.”

“There will be 1,000 plants cycled every 30 days here,” he said. “We’ll sell it to processors and dispensaries, so they can turn it into vape cartridges, waxes, or stuff like that, or we’ll sell it to the dispensaries as flower.”

All of the medical cannabis produced at the facility will be distributed for use by patients in Ohio. “There’s no Interstate transfer,” Wilson said.