Medical cannabis cultivator gets go-ahead to begin planting in Ohio

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Ohio regulators have given the final green light to a medical cannabis grower to start the cultivation process, signaling that the state’s long-awaited MMJ program is finally underway.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the state issued a certificate of operation to FN Group Holdings, one of 25 companies that won provisional MMJ grow licenses.

That means the company can actually start planting cannabis, after having waited months to overcome red tape and legal threats over problems in the application scoring process.

FN Group Holdings is one of a dozen Level 2 growers, meaning it can cultivate up to 3,000 square feet of MMJ canopy. There are also 13 Level 1 cultivation licensees that will be allowed to grow up to 25,000 square feet of cannabis.

Another half-dozen inspections are scheduled over the next two months for other companies with provisional cultivation licenses, the  newspaper reported. That’s the final step before the companies are cleared to begin planting.

FN Group Holdings received its final inspection just this week.