Legal Marijuana A High For Licking County Manufacturer

OHIO:  Forget the California Gold Rush. It’s so mid-1800s.

Like a growing number of entrepreneurs nationwide, Andy Joseph knows that his business fortunes are tied, for better or worse, to what he describes as the “green rush.”

Business is booming at Joseph’s Licking County-based manufacturing company, Apeks.

Sales jumped from $750,000 in 2012 to $3.2 million in 2013. This year, Joseph expects revenue to approach $9 million.

Joseph started Apeks in 2001 after fine-tuning a process that extracts botanical oils using a setup that looks like a cross between a moonshiner’s still and Dr. Frankenstein’s workbench.


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