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By STEVE ROBB Messenger staff journalist

Harvest of Athens

Harvest of Athens, a medical marijuana dispensary, will be located on West Union Street.

Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, Jan. 2 newspaper on Page A1.

A medical marijuana dispensary in Athens will be opening soon, but just how soon will be determined by when tested product becomes available for sale, according to the director of public affairs for the company that will operate the facility.

The dispensary will be located in a building on West Union Street that is undergoing renovation.

Kimbro said he checked with a Level 2 cultivator which indicated it will have tested product by February, and has a call into a Level 1 cultivator who reportedly will have tested product the first or second week of January.

Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. has a Level 1 cultivation license and three dispensary licenses in Ohio, including the one in Athens. The company holds licenses in 12 states, including dispensary, processing and cultivating licenses, according to Kimbro. The company is based in Tempe, Arizona.

The Athens dispensary will be known as Harvest of Athens, Kimbro said. (The dispensary license was awarded by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to Harvest of Ohio LLC.)

Kimbro said the number of employees at the Athens dispensary will depend on the volume of business it does. Some employees are currently undergoing training.

“I think the Athens market will be pretty good,” Kimbro said, adding the business could be “pretty brisk.”

Hocking College will operate one of two cannabis testing labs in Ohio, although Kimbro said he expects others will open in the future.