Harvest of Athens, the first medical marijuana dispensary in the city, held its grand opening Monday morning.
The location is one of three Harvest of Ohio locations, with others in Columbus and Beavercreek. The Athens location held a soft opening Sept. 15.
Harvest of Ohio was licensed in 2017 and opened its first location approximately three years later. The company is patient-oriented and philanthropic, with the goal of “giving people real control over their health and wellness through access to quality products, education, resources, and support,” according to its website.
Inside, Harvest of Athens hosts a check-in lobby and product floor, which is only accessible to patients. Products for sale include vaporizers, topical ointments, edibles, concentrates and flower, with various strains available. Products are also available on their website.
A patient advisor tends to customers at all times, helping assess individual needs and recommend products to meet them. A separate room exists for those who want to discuss their needs in a more private setting.
“We are very, very people-oriented, we’re very conversational in our training,“ Amonica Davis, Chief Operations Officer for Harvest of Ohio, said. “We talk a lot about getting to know our patients on a more personal level in