The team at Klutch Cannabis proudly announced the opening of their second Ohio medical marijuana dispensary after their first opened earlier this year in Lorain. The Citizen by Klutch will open in Canton at 401 Cherry Avenue NE. on June 30th 2023 at 10 a.m. 

Learn more about Klutch, The Citizen, and some of the patient-focused innovations you can expect from this pharmacist-led chain: 

About Klutch Cannabis

The opening of The Citizen in Canton marks a continuation of Klutch’s mission to recapture the magic of retail in Ohio’s burgeoning market for medical cannabis. Klutch earned Level 1 cultivation and processing licenses during the initial application process in 2018. They currently operate an 82,000-square-foot facility in Akron that includes almost 30,000 square feet of indoor cultivation space, a commercial kitchen, a solventless lab, a hydrocarbon lab, a CO2 lab and additional production and office areas. 

Klutch was passed over for a dispensary license in 2018. Because cultivators have little control over how dispensaries price and sell products, earning their own dispensary licenses was a key priority for Klutch, said Pete Nischt, Vice President of Compliance and Communications. In 2021, the OMMCP announced more dispensary licenses would be awarded via a lottery. The lottery drawing resulted in two dispensaries for Klutch Cannabis, one in Lorain and the second in Canton. 

Dispensary Innovations at The Citizen by Klutch in Canton

The dispensary will bring The Citizen’s state-of-the-art interactive menu system, technological innovations, high-end accessibility, and affordable premium menu to medical marijuana patients in Canton and surrounding areas. The store will feature a wide variety of Klutch-branded products, including products exclusive to the dispensary, as well as Kiva Confections’ line of award-winning edibles, which Klutch manufactures under an exclusive license in Ohio. The menu will also feature premium products cultivated and manufactured by other state-licensed Cultivators and Processors.

Serving Ohio Patients

Klutch Founder and CEO Adam Thomarios gives his thoughts on this opportunity to further serve Ohio patients. “For too long, Ohio dispensaries have been plagued by long lines, complicated menus, high prices, and minimal opportunities for patient education and interaction. Throughout this process, our goal has been to put patients first by designing stores that eliminate these pain points and foster meaningful experiences,” he said.

“In Canton, we also had the additional responsibility of preserving and revitalizing a historic landmark just several blocks from Centennial Plaza in the heart of Downtown. Reflecting the communities we serve is an integral part of our mission, and we can’t wait to show the City what our team has been working on.”

Patient Innovations

Designed by pharmacists, The Citizen by Klutch team developed several patient innovations for their stores to help make it easier for Ohio MMJ patients to learn about and select their cannabis medicine. At The Citizen, patients will find:

  • Large, open spaces for patients to meet with budtenders or explore on their own.
  • Expansive lobby and waiting area and adjoining space designed for community education.
  • Interactive kiosks from retail technology company The Peak Beyond.
  • Mellowtron, a mixing board driven by budboard™’s industry-leading deep data to categorize cannabis strains and products, ensuring the most consistent cannabis experience for the user.

Hours, Discounts, Sales

Hours of Operation will be Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sundays.

To celebrate, The Citizen in Canton will be hosting a Grand Opening Fourth of July Sale, offering 20% off all Klutch and Kiva Products from Friday, June 30th, through Tuesday, July 4th

Every day, veterans receive 30 percent off, indigent receive 20 percent off, and industry receive 15 percent off at The Citizen by Klutch.

An online menu will be available Thursday evening (6/29) at

Patients interested in learning more can do so by following @KlutchCannabis and @CitizenbyKlutch on Instagram or by visiting and, where they can sign up for the company’s mailing lists.



  • Gabrielle Dion

    Medicate OH's Founder and Publisher is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and holds an undergraduate degree in journalism and a master's degree in public administration, both from Northern Kentucky University. She has more than 20 years of experience writing and editing professionally for the medical and wellness industries, including positions with The Journal of Pediatrics, Livestrong, The Cincinnati Enquirer, and Patient Pop.


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