First Large-Scale Medical Marijuana Cultivator Gets State Certificate
State regulators have issued an operating certificate to an Eastlake medical marijuana cultivator so that it can start planting crops immediately.
Buckeye Relief is the first large-scale grower to pass inspection and receive a certificate. The state says Buckeye Relief plans to have its crop ready by the end of the year. Two other smaller sites already have been issued certificates of operation. Delays in selecting processors and allowing cultivators to grow plants have pushed the availability of medical marijuana past the state Legislature's September 8th deadline to launch the program.