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  • Writer's pictureRandy Shaffer

1st Ohio Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Opening This Week, Here's Where They All Are

Updated: Jul 20, 2023

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As promised, medical marijuana has finally arrived in Ohio! You read that right. In less than 24 hours from this writing (1/15/19), the first marijuana dispensaries will officially open their doors to Ohio medical marijuana cardholders.

This means that, if you have your Ohio marijuana card registered, and your doctor has filed your letter of recommendation with the Board of Pharmacy, you will be able to enter any of the dispensaries below, and purchase cannabis.

It is worth noting that only dry flower (or bud, like the picture above) will be available at launch. Patients should expect other cannabis products, like edibles, oils and tinctures, to become available in the coming months, so fear not if dry flower isn't your preferred method for using cannabis.

Patients should also expect limited supplies and higher costs at launch, both of which will taper off as more and more cultivators reach the final stages of cultivation, and more marijuana and related products become available.

NOTE: Dispensaries are a cash business, so be sure to have cash on hand when you visit. Some dispensaries are near an ATM machine, or have an ATM inside, but be prepared when you go and simply have cash ready.

ALSO: The opening of dispensaries will be a media blitz. If you do not wish to be photographed, interviewed or included in B-roll news stations may be shooting for stories, you should probably wait a week or so, until the media attention slows.

If you do not yet have your card, and you qualify for medical marijuana in Ohio, be sure to click here to get started. Getting your card is easy, and Ohio Marijuana Card makes the process of obtaining your evaluation and recommendation simple and hassle-free.

So...without further ad...the first dispensaries:

Ohio dispensaries opening Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 9am:

These three dispensaries are aiming to be open in less than 24 hours.

Opening next week, or this weekend (stay tuned for more updates):

We will update as we know more about these dispensaries. Bookmark or save this page!

  • The Botanist (Wickliffe)

Ohio dispensaries near me

There will be nearly 60 dispensaries located all throughout the Buckeye State. Below is a map with where each will be located. Click here for more detailed information.


If you are an Ohioan suffering from one of these 21 medical conditions you may be eligible to treat your ailment with medical marijuana, which includes both THC and CBD products.

Click here to learn more about what Ohio Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at 1-866-457-5559 and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process, and set you up with an appointment.

Also, be sure to check out our latest episode of Ohio Marijuana Pod!


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