CANTON — The Ohio Department of Commerce says its in the process of revoking Terradiol's cannabis cultivation license and working to avert a similar fate for Mother Grows Best.

The department awarded the companies' provisional licenses in November 2017 — making them the only grow sites in Stark County — as part of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program.

A notice dated Dec. 6 describes the department's reason for seeking to end Terradiol's privileges. The large-scale grow site at 3800 Harmont Ave. NE is within 500 feet of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Lesh Street NE, unlike the depictions submitted in Terradiol's application.

"After submitting its application, respondent submitted additional false and/or misleading assertions and/or statements to the department about its application," the notice states.

Terradiol, a New York-based company that created an Ohio LLC, submitted additional maps before the property was divided into multiple parcels in December 2017. Only then did the cultivation facility meet the state requirement to be 500 feet from any school, church, library, public playground or park.

Department spokeswoman Kerry Francis said Terradiol has 30 days from the date of notification to request a hearing to defend its license. The company had not requested one by Friday.

Attempts to contact Terradiol representatives Friday were unsuccessful.

Earlier this year, the Ohio Department of Commerce also moved to revoke the provisional license of Mother Grows Best, which planned a small-scale site in the Stein Industrial Park, and OhiGrow in Toledo.

The prospective Canton cultivator changed architectural plans and failed to meet deadlines, according to the department. However, Francis said, there is a chance the company might be able to build a grow facility yet.

"We are working with Mother Grows Best on terms that would allow them to go forward," she said.

Both provisional cultivators also applied for processor licenses, which continue to be awarded. Neither has received one to date.

"Those applications are looked at separately, and it depends on what the issues are whether or not they would have the same issue," Francis said. "Obviously, if there was an issue with a prohibited facility and it's the same location, then they would have the same challenges."

Mother Grows Best, along with Greenleaf Apothecary at 3840 Greentree Ave. SW, also was awarded a provisional dispensary license for the Sherrick Road SE site in Canton. The state Board of Pharmacy, which oversees dispensaries, awarded the first certificate of operation earlier this month to the CY+ dispensary in Wintersville.

The Ohio Department of Commerce also recently gave the first go-ahead to a Streetsboro testing lab.