Cresco hosts ribbon cutting for first pot crop in Yellow Springs

WATCH: How medical marijuana will be cultivated in this large Yellow Springs facility

Medical marijuana cultivator Cresco Labs hosted a ribbon cutting on Monday in Yellow Springs to celebrate the first crop of plants growing in the newly completed facility on the west edge of the village.

Medical marijuana cultivator Cresco Labs, hosted a ribbon cutting at its Yellow Springs facility on Monday to mark the first cultivation of plants. The 50,000-square-foot facility has three greenhouses and room for more. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees

The 50,000-square-foot complex is comprised of three greenhouses and space for support, processing and ancillary services according to Charlie Bachtell, CEO and co-founder. 

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Medical marijuana cultivator Cresco Labs, hosted a ribbon cutting at its Yellow Springs facility on Monday to mark the first cultivation of plants. Attendees took tours of the facility. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees

After the ribbon cutting, attendees were invited to take a tour of the concrete-walled building after suiting up with protective clothing, shoe covers, hair and beard covers to keep the facility clean. 

Medical marijuana cultivator and processor Cresco Labs, hosted a ribbon cutting at its Yellow Springs facility on Monday to mark the first cultivation of plants. Cultivation agents work inside the vegetation room. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees

The first phase of cultivating the plants is in the vegetation room where cloned and bar-coded marijuana plants are nurtured under climate-controlled conditions with specific lighting that had a blue-green hue. Here, cultivation agents trim and monitor growth of the young plants. 

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Medical marijuana cultivator and processor Cresco Labs, hosted a ribbon cutting at its Yellow Springs facility on Monday to mark the first cultivation of plants. A cultivation agent moves marijuana plants inside the building. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees

Next, in the flowering room, intense yellow light bathes the plants which are now about 12 to 24-inches tall. In this climate and light controlled room, the plants will mature and flower for harvest. 

The three hybrid greenhouses are also flowering rooms. In addition to being climate controlled these energy-efficient building will utilize sunlight and ambient light to reduce power consumption. 

Medical marijuana cultivator Cresco Labs, hosted a ribbon cutting at its Yellow Springs facility on Monday to mark the first cultivation of plants. Sample packaging for Cresco's medical marijuana products. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees

Cresco Labs plans to offer a full line of pharmaceutical-grade products in Ohio derived from the plants grown in Yellow Springs. Patients must be physician-certified to have any of the 22 approved medical conditions to legally be able to purchase these products.

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