Buckeye Relief in the News


October 9, 2018

The Sound of Ideas Community Tour: Eastlake - Medical Marijuana

The Sound of Ideas Community Tour went on the road again, this time to Eastlake to talk about Ohio’s medical marijuana program. How will access to medical marijuana impact jobs, the economy, law enforcement and most importantly, chronically ill patients? Is there still too little known about the effects of cannabis? Host Mike McIntyre talks to experts and residents about these coming changes in front of a live audience at Eastlake Public Library. 


October 3, 2018


October 2, 2018

Grower expects to provide Ohio’s 1st medical pot in December

Welcome to Eastlake-based Buckeye Relief LLC, the first large marijuana cultivator granted permission by the state to begin growing pot for Ohio’s fledgling medical marijuana industry. The company expects to harvest Ohio’s first legal marijuana at newly built, multi-million dollar state-of-the-art facility sometime in December.


September 21, 2018

Like a Good Neighbor, Ohio’s 1st Marijuana Grow is There for Working-Class City

Purchased from the city of Eastlake in March 2017, Buckeye Relief is Ohio’s first Level 1 facility,  which means it is licensed to grow up to 25,000 square feet, or about 2,323 square meters, of cannabis plants. Buckeye broke ground on Dec. 1, 2017, and planted its first seeds on July 31, 2018.


September 4, 2018


August 29, 2018

Medical marijuana makes progress is northeast Ohio

“The progress is great, we had a good first planting and we got an excellent yield,” said Founder and CEO Andrew Rayburn. “Our vegetation room is now two-thirds full and our next planting behind that was done a week ago.”


August 4, 2018

Buckeye Relief, Eastlake display tremendous teamwork: Editorial

A lot has been said and written about the importance of teamwork.

But if you want to see an example of how this principle can produce excellent results, look at what the company Buckeye Relief and the city of Eastlake have accomplished by collaborating over the past two years.


July 30, 2018


July 30, 2018


July 30, 2018

Buckeye Relief is Eastlake is first level one medical marijuana facility to be licensed in Ohio

Buckeye Relief has received the final certificate of operation needed to be fully licensed and operational as a medical marijuana cultivating facility


July 30, 2018

Eastlake facility gets OK to grow medical marijuana

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Buckeye Relief LLC has the green light to start growing medical marijuana at its Eastlake facility.

The Ohio Department of Commerce awarded a final certificate of operation to the company on Friday after it passed a state inspection. Buckeye Relief is the first large-scale grower to pass inspection and can now begin growing marijuana.


July 10, 2018

Medical marijuana facility in Eastlake on track for August opening

Buckeye Relief’s facility, currently under construction at 33525 Curtis Blvd. in Eastlake is set to become the second licensed medical marijuana producer but the first with a Level 1 license.


May 18, 2018


May 15, 2018


May 11, 2018


May 6, 2018

Medical marijuana facility in Eastlake prepares to start hiring process

Buckeye Relief, the medical marijuana facility under construction in Eastlake, is making progress toward its anticipated late summer opening.


March 12, 2018

Eastlake’s medical marijuana facility on track for summer opening

Construction is progressing on the  Buckeye Relief medical marijuana growing facility in Eastlake.

According to owner Andrew Rayburn, the facility could open by mid- to late summer.


November 30, 2018


November 30, 2017

Medical marijuana cultivation license allows Buckeye Relief to proceed with building business in Eastlake

As an Ohio native, Andrew “Andy” Rayburn, founder and CEO for Buckeye Relief, has a reason to be excited. His business, a medical marijuana cultivation facility, which he is preparing to build at the former JFK property at 33505 Curtis Blvd. in Eastlake, has just been awarded a license for the cultivation and harvest of medical marijuana. It is one of 12 granted in Ohio.


October 25, 2017

Eastlake Council amends ordinance to allow future licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries

Eastlake City Council has amended the medical marijuana cultivating ordinance to add provisions for the licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. 


June 22, 2017

Cleveland Heights medical marijuana legislation may be on July agenda

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Legislation allowing for a medical marijuana dispensary in town could be introduced by City Council in July.

A June 9 update from the Economic Development Department indicates that the company Buckeye Relief remains interested in putting one its dispensaries in Cleveland Heights.


June 14, 2017

 City Council passes medical marijuana ordinance

Eastlake City Council has unanimously voted to pass the Medical Marijuana Cultivating and Processing Licensure ordinance.


March 16, 2017

Eastlake approves medical marijuana greenhouse

EASTLAKE, Ohio -- City council has cleared the way for a Chagrin Falls investment company to seek a state license to raise medical marijuana at the site of the old Eastlake JFK Senior Center.