3 things to know: Carlisle medical marijuana facility

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3 things to know: Carlisle medical marijuana facility

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Carlisle officials have rescinded a portion of the village’s medical marijuana moratorium to allow a cultivation business as well as selling them 10 acres in the village’s business park (pictured). NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Carlisle may be the first community in the Miami Valley who has rescinded a portion of its medical marijuana moratorium against cultivation and dispensing facilities.

Village Council amended its temporary ban Monday to allow medical marijuana cultivation facilities as well as selling 10 acres of village-owned land in the Carlisle Business Park so Ohio Craft Cultivators, LLC can build its facility.

Here are 3 things to know about the proposed growing facility:

1. Business owners have local ties

Anthony DiLorenzo, the owner of Ohio Craft Cultivators is a native of Fairfield but after going to the University of New Hampshire, he opted to stay there. His sister, Debbie Gorman, lives in Oakwood.

2. Deal was reached in one week

The entire deal between Carlisle and Ohio Craft Cultivators took one week to complete. Village Council said Monday it believed it had completed its due diligence. After council approved the legislation, the contracts were signed and notarized

3. Multi-million dollar investment for 20 to 25 jobs

The proposed investment at the Carlisle Business Park to build the growing facility’s first phase will be between $4 million and $5 million and could create between 20 and 25 jobs. T

he village sold the land for $45,000 an acre and proceeds will go to pay off the debt for infrastructure improvements at the business park six years ahead of schedule.

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