Cresco Labs Ohio in Yellow Springs is in the final construction stages of a 50,000-square-foot medical marijuana cultivation and processing facility

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The state is due to inspect the facility next month as part of Ohio's medical marijuana program, and Cresco still needs a permit to process the plants, according to CEO and Founder Charles Bachtell. 

Cresco Labs Ohio is in the final stages of construction in Yellow Springs. Cresco is building a 50,000-square-foot facility for the cultivation and processing of medical marijuana after receiving a grow license from the State of Ohio in 2017. If the facility passes state inspection, it could be producing marijuana as early as October of 2018. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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The facility sits next to Antioch University Midwest along East Dayton-Yellow Springs Road. It features a 23,294-square-foot, state-of-the-art steel greenhouse that is separate from the 26,445-square-foot area where the marijuana is processed. The plants will be grown in secure, climate-controlled environments using 85 percent renewable energy, according to Cresco. 

Cresco Labs Ohio is in the final stages of construction in Yellow Springs. Cresco is building a 50,000-square-foot facility for the cultivation and processing of medical marijuana after receiving a grow license from the State of Ohio in 2017. If the facility passes state inspection, it could be producing marijuana as early as October of 2018. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees

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The plants will need about 90 days to grow before they can be harvested, Bachtell said. The greenhouse can be controlled to allow long hours of light or complete darkness. 

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After the plants are grown and harvested, Cresco will process them into cannabis oil products. The various products that Cresco will make include pharmaceutical-grade oral sprays, sublingual digestible tablets and transdermal patches.

If Cresco passes inspection and is issued a processing license, the first plants ready for harvest will be in October, Bachtell said.

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