I-Team: First look at Toledo's proposed medical marijuana grow facility

TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - The 13abc I-Team giving you a first look at the plans for a medical marijuana facility in Toledo.

Even though licenses aren't approved yet, this company is getting a jump on the process.

That proposed site is near the corner of Cassandra drive and Jason street in Washington Township, in Toledo.

What we've not yet determined are the exact owners of the facility but we have a better idea of what it could look like and how medical marijuana may take shape here in Toledo.

Plans were submitted in June to the Toledo-Lucas County plan commission for the over 23 acre site.

The proposed site would have one building, surrounded by lots of landscaping, a few small parking lots and one driveway off Cassandra.

A closer look give us the first idea of security for the place. Barbed wire fences, between six and nine feet tall, will surround the entire facility according to these site plans.

As for the building itself, where the marijuana will be grown and processed, renderings give us some idea of what it will look like on all 4 sides. It’s a building made of insulated metal wall panels and fiber cement panels.

As for neighbors, this site would be bordered by Toledo's landfill on one side and several industrial buildings on the others.

The I-Team visited some of the neighbors Wednesday and none of them knew about these proposed plans.

Everything is proposed because so far the state has not even granted licenses for any company to grow medical marijuana.

Almost 200 companies submitted applications. 12 will be awarded for large operations, 12 for smaller operations.

A Department of Commerce spokeswoman says there's no timetable for when they'll decide who gets a license. The program has to be up and operational in 2018.