Arizona-based Harvest Inc has medical marijuana licenses in five states and was granted a license for the Cleveland site. CEO Steve White said the company is investing millions of dollars to build the facility, which will create hundreds of jobs.
“Take marijuana out of the equation completely and imagine a facility that provides an ingredient to medical products. That is what you would see,” he said, describing the facility as a factory.
He said research shows the facilities reduce crime and that his company has never had a security issue. White said the facility will be highly secured and closed to the public.
“This is not a facility that houses cash or other items that are easy to transfer on a black market,” he said.