COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Medical marijuana patients near Columbus will soon be able to pick up prescriptions without leaving their cars.
Amplify is preparing to open the doors to its second dispensary in Columbus, in the Preserve North neighborhood near New Albany. The dispensary arm of Cleveland-based cannabis grower and processor Buckeye Relief, Amplify’s Columbus location will be the first drive-thru dispensary in the area – and the second in the state.
Leslie Brandon, marketing and communications director for Buckeye Relief, said operating the company’s first dispensary in Cleveland Heights helped them realize patients’ different needs. Some patients, especially new cannabis users, benefit from the guidance of in-person patient consultants or pharmacists who can help a person discern the best choice among the hundreds of options inside a dispensary.
But experienced cannabis users don’t need the hands-on oversight, Brandon said.
“If you’re the patient who knows exactly what they want, they want to just place an order for pickup, efficient, fast service, we can facilitate that as well,” Brandon said. “And I think the drive-thru just offers another avenue for that.”
The dispensary’s drive-thru is for online order pickup only, but Amplify will offer streamlined ordering options inside as well. Touch-screen kiosks line the walls inside Amplify’s backroom, inviting patients to scroll through dozens of cannabis categories….
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