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Oberlin Planning Commission approves site plans for medical marijuana building

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    View of the vacant site of the future marijuana grow site building from the General Plug parking area looking northeast.



OBERLIN — The city Planning Commission approved building site plans for a medical marijuana building in the industrial park last week.

The building plan, submitted by Lynn Edelman on behalf of Blaze LLC on March 21, is for a facility that would house the cultivation, office and warehouse space of medical marijuana cultivator Ascension Biomedical. The site is a 3.19 acre parcel and at 200 Artino St.

Carrie Handy, director of Oberlin Planning and Development, said Blaze can begin ground breaking as soon as building plans are finalized and approved, as well as obtaining a building permit. Handy added they plan to complete construction by July.

The Planning Commission approved the site plans Wednesday.

Under Ohio’s medical marijuana law, Ohioans can purchase and use marijuana if recommended by a physician for one of 21 qualifying medical conditions: HIV/AIDS; Alzheimer’s disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS; cancer; chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE; Crohn’s disease; epilepsy or another seizure disorder; fibromyalgia; glaucoma; hepatitis C; inflammatory bowel disease; multiple sclerosis; pain that is chronic and severe, or intractable; Parkinson’s disease; post traumatic stress disorder; sickle cell anemia; spinal cord disease or injury; Tourette’s syndrome; traumatic brain injury; and ulcerative colitis.

Contact Bruce Walton at (440) 329-7123 or Follow him on Twitter @BruceWalton.

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