Woman, Minority, and Veteran-owned Store Aims to Please MMJ Patients in Columbus 

Recently-opened Saphyre dispensary at 4066 Morse Rd in Columbus elevates the medical marijuana patient experience with a bright showroom, a thoughtful, patient-friendly design, a drive thru, and so much more. Learn more about how Franklin County’s newest dispensary, Saphyre, came to be and what patients can expect from shopping there: 

Saphyre Dispensary: A Unique Ownership Perspective

Saphyre Dispensary’s unique ownership is one of its defining features. Saphyre was founded and is managed by Jacqueline Solomon, a woman, veteran, and minority who’s been a longtime business leader in the Columbus area. The diversity brings a fresh perspective to an industry often criticized for persistent inequities.  

Solomon didn’t apply for a dispensary during the first round of Ohio licenses as she wasn’t sure what to expect from the process. She did apply for and was awarded a processing license. Ohio patients may be familiar with her products sold under the name Kwen Extracts. 

Solomon said she learned how difficult it could be to do business as a standalone processor not tied to a multi-state operator and without having a dispensary to sell her products. This convinced her to apply for a dispensary during the second round of applications in 2021. She earned one license, under the name Cherokee Remedies. Saphyre opened on August 18th, 2023.

An Exceptional Space

At just under 8,000 square feet of space, Saphyre will be one of the largest dispensaries in Ohio, housed in the former Groll’s Fine Furniture store located in the Easton District on Morse Rd. This expansive space is designed with the comfort and convenience of patients in mind. The lobby is large with plush furniture for lounging while learning from budtenders and vendor educators. A floor-to-ceiling LED screen previews products and announces specials. 

One thoughtful design touch is the wall outside the showroom called Phyre Stations for perusing menus on large screens at eye-level. This allows for a more relaxed, immersive and unhurried shopping experience, ensuring that patients can really take their time to make informed decisions about their medication. 

Inside the dispensary, a massive showroom allows patients to inspect any of the packages that they’d be buying and receive consulting from their team of knowledgeable budtenders. A big, bright yellow sofa curves across the showroom floor, inviting guests to sit and stay awhile. A pass-thru refrigerator keeps edibles & concentrates cold. “Keeping these products stored at a proper temperature helps in maintaining their terpene profile,” Solomon said.

Learn more about terpenes here.

Wide Product Selection and Contact-Free Sniff Jar Bars

Saphyre Dispensary prides itself on offering a wide variety of medical marijuana products to cater to the diverse needs of MMJ patients. Whether you prefer flower, edibles, concentrates, topicals, or beverages, you’ll find nearly every brand in the state of Ohio available at Saphyre.

The Saphyre showroom also offers “sniff jar” bars where patients can smell the flower they’re considering before purchasing. The sniff jars are contact-free, keeping sanitary concerns in mind. 

Patient-Centric Approach at Saphyre

At Saphyre Dispensary, patient care is at the forefront of everything they do. Their knowledgeable and friendly staff is committed to providing personalized guidance and assistance to each patient who walks through their doors. Whether you’re a seasoned MMJ patient or new to medical marijuana, you’ll receive the attention and information you need to make informed choices. 

Easy Access

In addition to a drive thru window that patients can access once they’ve registered as a patient, there is plenty of parking around the dispensary for patients. For those who rely on public transportation, the dispensary is within walking distance from the COTA Bus Terminal.

Extended hours

Saphyre Dispensary is open Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday from 9am-6pm. Patients with an online order need to arrive 15 minutes before closing and new patients need to arrive at least one half hour before closing time. Download a patient intake form here. 


Patients who qualify as indigent and industry receive at least 20 percent off their purchase and veterans will receive at least 25 percent on non-sale days. Additional savings can be found at: https://saphyredispensary.com/specials/

Payment Options at Saphyre

Patients can pay using Cash, Debit, or DutchiePay.

Shop and order online at https://saphyredispensary.com/shop/



  • 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.