ARIZONA: Harvest Health & Recreation, a vertically integrated public cannabis company with one of the largest footprints in the U.S., announced the Ohio Department of Commerce, pending background checks, will award the company a provisional processor license under Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program. The application scored among the top 26 after being judged on a series of standards and merits, including relevant experience across multiple verticals in the cannabis space, prior demonstration of compliance, financial viability and proposed community benefits. With the win, Harvest will hold a processing license, a tier 1 cultivation license and three retail dispensary licenses in Ohio, making it the only multi-state operator to be organically vertically integrated in the state. Harvest holds over 60 licenses nationally, expanding its national footprint across 12 U.S. states.
“Ohio has an important long-term role in the cannabis industry,” said Steve White, founder and CEO of Harvest. “It has the seventh largest state economy, a skilled manufacturing workforce and a growing patient count. We are thrilled to open fully vertical operations, and look forward to contributing to the Buckeye economy for years to come. This is a solid win for us coming on the heels of big retail victories in Pennsylvania and Santa Monica, California.”
Founded in 2011 in Arizona, Harvest is now one of the only consistently profitable, vertically integrated cannabis companies in the U.S. The company brings together in-house cultivation, manufacturing, retail facilities, construction, real estate and technologies, backed by experienced finance, compliance, operations, real estate, human resources, marketing and legal teams, who have a proven and trusted track record in writing applications and working in the cannabis industry. With more than 525 employees, Harvest plans to continue to grow its operations across the U.S. throughout 2019 and beyond.
An international leader in the cannabis industry, Harvest holds itself to the most stringent health, safety and quality standards in the industry when it comes to the growth, production and sale of cannabis medicines and products for consumers. Since its founding, the company has donated more than $500,000 to veterans, seniors, children, patients-in-need and other charitable recipients.