US (OH): MMJ grower could also harvest adult-use, if state initiative passes

Thousands of cannabis plants grow in a highly controlled environment from seed to harvest at a cultivation facility in Buckeye Lake. PharmaCann, Inc., a Level I medical cannabis cultivation facility, harvests 36 times a year in Licking County.

“Everything’s controlled,” PharmaCann Manager of Cultivation Tommy Black said. “Everything from the light, the light’s intensity to the humidity (and) temperature… to make sure the plants have the right environment.”

Ohio cultivation facilities like PharmaCann could potentially be harvesting cannabis for recreational use if a proposed November ballot initiative passes. Existing medical cannabis cultivators and dispensaries would have the ability to obtain an adult-use license if voters approve the ballot, said Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol spokesperson Tom Haren. They are backing the ballot initiative.

“The process is not automatic,” he said. “There is an application process.” The initiative would legalize and regulate cultivation, manufacturing, testing, and the sale of cannabis to Ohioans 21 and up. It would also legalize home grow for Ohioans 21 and up with a limit of six plants per person and 12 plants per residence and impose a 10% tax at the point of sale for each transaction.


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