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City of Campbell may welcome medical marijuana facility

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While numerous Valley communities have banned medical marijuana businesses, at least one city is embracing the new opportunity. Wednesday night a marijuana cultivation company spoke to Campbell City Council. They are hoping they will get approval by the state to develop in Campbell.

The former site of the Calex Plant could become the site of a new marijuana growing facility.  OH- Gro, LLC. is hoping to transform the corner of Wilson Avenue and Coitsville Road into the Valleys first cultivation center. 

"We would put roughly $5 million into renovating and building out a cultivation center at this facility," said Rob Lally of OH- Gro. 

The state of Ohio will be awarding 24 licenses for cultivation centers. Lally told 21 News  they won't know if they will receive a license until after June, but they are hopeful. He explained that these cultivation centers are highly secure. 

"Every square inch of the facility would be covered by cameras recording 24/7."

While the facility would grow the Marijuana plants, they are also  applying for a license that would allow them to then turn the marijuana into oils. 

"It can be used to sell to dispensaries throughout the state" stated Lally.  

Campbell City Ccouncil  unanimously passed a resolution that will allow the company to develop if they should receive a license from the state. 

The Mayor said this is one way to bring jobs into the community.

"It's something that we feel the city would benefit from in both jobs revenue and having a new business in our community so we absolutely welcome it," said Mayor Nick Phillips. 

OH Gro will start out needing 50 employees they expect that to grow to 200. 

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