SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — If all goes as expected, the city will be home to its first medical marijuana dispensary by year’s end.
On Monday (Feb. 14), City Council approved without opposition a conditional use permit that will allow a Nevada-based company, named in the legislation as “The Source Holding Ohio LLC,” to open such a business under the name “The Source” at 14481 Cedar Road.
When medical marijuana sales became legal in Ohio in 2017, South Euclid City Council approved legislation that would allow such businesses in the city as a conditional use. Council also set up guidelines ensuring that such businesses were not located within the vicinities of schools, libraries, churches or playgrounds.
In 2018, the first round of state licensing for such businesses did not result in an applicant seeking to open in South Euclid being selected for licensure.
The state took applications in advance of awarding more licenses last fall, in a lottery-style drawing. There were slots for seven additional licenses in Cuyahoga County.
“Twelve applications were received by the City of South Euclid, but only one was picked as one of the seven in the random drawing,” said city Economic Development Director Michael Love. “This will be (The Source’s) first