More than 180 applicants have applied for 24 state medical marijuana cultivator licenses, the Ohio Department of Commerce announced Wednesday.
Ohio legislators passed a law last June allowing medical cannabis to be prescribed under certain conditions to patients suffering one or more of 20 qualifying medical conditions.
Potential cultivators had until Friday to apply for a license that will be needed to grow medical marijuana legally in Ohio. In its release, the state did not identify where the cultivator-applicants plan to build their facilities, unless it made a distinction between two proposed facilities to be built by one company.
The state divides would-be cultivators by the size of the facilities they wish to build. Level I cultivators will be permitted to operate an initial marijuana cultivation area up to 25,000 square feet. Level II cultivators will be permitted to operate an initial marijuana cultivation area of 3,000 square feet.