Some firms have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to do the same thing. And property owners have been raising rates in light of the demand for real estate by potrepreneurs.
“It’s something we’ve had to deal with and work around,” said Catherine Ols, director of community engagement and patient services for Greenleaf. “Keeping all those properties locked down has definitely been costly.”
Shawnta Hopkins-Greene, founder and CEO of MyCannX — a firm currently based in Maryland that offers consulting, marketing and physician referral services to medical marijuana businesses — was denied a dispensary license in Columbus (which was applied for under Healing III LLC). She said MyCannX is working with Green Leaf Medical of Ohio II LLC, which was awarded a license to run a dispensary in Warren. And, being an Ohio native, Hopkins-Greene plans to move MyCannX to Columbus’ German Village, where she hopes to be working sometime