Cresco Labs Closes Acquisition of Verdant Creations’ Four Dispensaries, Reaches Maximum Retail Licenses in Ohio

ILLINOIS:  Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, announced today the closing of its acquisition of Verdant Creations dispensaries in Cincinnati, Chillicothe, Newark and Marion, Ohio (collectively “Verdant”). These acquisitions give Cresco four additional dispensaries, bringing the Company’s dispensary presence in Ohio to five – the maximum allowed by the state.

The Verdant acquisition is aligned with Cresco’s strategy of building meaningful, material market positions in the states that matter most. As the seventh most populated state in the U.S., Ohio has a registered medical patient count that more than doubled in 2020 from roughly 78,000 patients to 160,000, in addition to 52 operational dispensaries statewide and 2020 annual cannabis sales of nearly $220 million1. Cresco Labs is well positioned in the market with the largest type of cultivation license allowing 25,000 sq. ft. of cultivation, a full processing facility currently under expansion, and now the maximum number of retail locations allowed by the state. Additionally, the Company distributes its flower product to 88% of Ohio’s dispensaries and is excited to bring its full House of Brands to market following the completion of it’s processing and manufacturing facility later this year.

“In 2020, we demonstrated the growth and leverage that can be created by focusing only on the most strategic markets, executing high-quality cultivation at scale, distributing our branded products onto every shelf and focusing on targeted, consumer-focused, high-volume retail. In 2021, we’re using the same playbook to go deeper in strategic states, including Ohio,” said Charlie Bachtell, Cresco Labs’ CEO and Co-founder. “The Verdant acquisition significantly deepens our position in Ohio, a market that looks structurally similar to Illinois and Pennsylvania in the early years of those medical markets. We are thrilled to be amplifying our operations in Ohio this year and look forward to bringing our brands to more patients throughout the state.”

Cresco Labs’ five Ohio dispensaries are located in Cincinnati, Chillicothe, Marion, Newark, and Wintersville. The Company also has a cultivation and processing facility in Yellow Springs.

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In Lakewood

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Rise, located at 11818 Madison Ave., Lakewood.

The Board has now issued 46 Dispensary Certificates of Operation.

The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within two business days.

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In Seven Mile

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Bloom Medicinals, LLC, located at 403 S. Main St., Seven Mile.

The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within the next 48 hours.

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificates Of Operation In Elryia & Jackson

OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Clubhouse Dispensary, located at 709 Sugar Ln., Elyria. and to Buckeye Botanicals LLC, located at 3 Acy Ave., Jackson.

List of all Dispensary Certificates of Operation

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