Once the state determined the operation meets the state standards for growing medical cannabis, Wilson proposes he would apply with the state to relocate it to another jurisdiction.
“That way you guys are happy. I’m happy. No problems from there,” Wilson said.
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Paragon Development received a provisional license from the state to grow initially 3,000-square-feet in an indoor facility at 6210 Executive Blvd.
Some council members lamented that the ban will prevent a small business – with 25 employees – from opening up in Huber Heights and will mean people wanting legal cannabis will have to drive somewhere else buy it.
Others maintained that having such a facility in the community simply isn’t in the city’s best interest.
Tim Johnson, a consultant with Paragon, chided city council-members for passing a ban after previously signing off on forms that Paragon included in its state application saying the city has no prohibition against such a facility.
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“The Ohio Department of Commerce, the state of Ohio, approved what you signed off on,” Johnson said.
“I believe what you are saying to the community as a whole is that you are anti-small business, you are anti-veterans (Wilson is a veteran) and you are anti-patient access to health care.”
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