Marijuana Business Magazine - February 2018

COMPANY NEWS & Recent deals, acquisitions and other announcements from North American cannabis companies Wheelin' Dealin' By Omar Sacirbey U.S. DEVELOPMENTS Ohio Grow Winners Ohio’s medical marijuana program awarded 12 licenses for large cultivators, allowing the recipients up to 25,000 square feet of grow space. The winning companies are: • Buckeye Relief (Eastlake) • Grow Ohio Pharmaceuticals (Newton Township) • OPC Cultivation (Huron) • Riviera Creek Holdings (Youngstown) • Pure Ohio Wellness (Springfield) • Columbia Care OH (Mount Orab) • Terradiol Ohio (Canton) • Standard Wellness (Gibsonburg) • AT-CPC of Ohio (Akron) • Cresco Labs Ohio (Yellow Springs) • Parma Wellness Center (Parma) • Harvest Grows (Cleveland or Hamilton Township) Maryland Dozen The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission approved 12 medical marijuana dispensaries to open, bringing the number of dispensary approvals for the year to 22. The new dispensaries are: • Charm City Medicus (Dundalk) • Freestate Partners (Howard County) • Freestate Wellness (Jessup) • Harvest of Maryland (Rockville) • Maryland Compassionate Care and Wellness (Montgomery County) • Maryleaf (Germantown) • MCNA Wellness (Prince George’s County) • Medical Products and Services (Baltimore City) • Nature’s Care & Wellness (Perryville) • Positive Energy (Ocean City) • Pure Life Medical (Baltimore City) • Temescal Wellness (Pikesville) Pennsylvania Eight Pennsylvania regulators gave the go-ahead to eight cultivators to begin growing medical marijuana, putting sales on track to begin in 2018. The eight cultivators are: • Cresco Yeltrah (Jefferson County) • Franklin Labs (Berks) • GTI Pennsylvania (Montour) • Ilera Healthcare (Fulton) • Pennsylvania Medical Solutions (Lackawanna) • PurePenn (Allegheny) • Standard Farms (Luzerne) • Terrapin Investment Fund (Clinton) Additional cultivators are expected to be approved by mid-March. 100 • Marijuana Business Magazine • February 2018