MedicateOH Cannabis Writers’ Workshop student and medical marijuana patient Lori Howard writes about her experience at The Botanist and the Pride Medley gummies she picked up during her visit:

About the Botanist

This spacious and exquisite building is handicap friendly with an access ramp located on the left with stairs located on the right. The brick and mortar dispensary is owned by Acreage Holdings, Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated, multi-state operators of cannabis licenses and assets in the United States. “We have 5 retail stores throughout Ohio, (Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Wickliffe and Columbus),” said Erik Gott, Designated Representative for the Columbus Botanist store.

“Our Canton location opened on the first day of Ohio’s Medicinal Marijuana Program, and the other stores followed shortly after,” explains Gott. “We received an award from the Columbus Dispatch for the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards, winning the title of Best Medical Marijuana Dispensary. We are constantly striving to enhance the patient’s experience, so it was gratifying to receive recognition from the community. It’s also worth noting that our Cleveland location was nominated by the local community as the best cannabis dispensary in Cleveland in both 2021 and 2022.”

The Botanist Cultivation and Processing

The Botanist also has a processing and a Level 1 cultivation facility in Middlefield, Ohio. The Botanist’s mission statement is: “We deeply believe in the transformational power that cannabis can have to heal. Our mission is to champion and provide access to the beneficial properties of cannabis by creating the best quality products and consumer experiences.” The Botanist uses coco coir as the growing medium for their flower. The grow facility is a hybrid facility that utilizes supplemental lighting and benefits from natural sunlight. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art HVAC system.

Pride Medley Gummies

Currently, The Botanist locations are running a special until June 30th, 2023: Buy a jar of Pride or Mango Iced Tea gummies and get a pack of Strawberry Rhubarb Gummies for $14 in support of Pride Month. 

The Botanist PRIDE Medley represents their support of the LGBTQ+ community in the amount of $1 per Pride Medley GUMMIES purchased to be donated. The donations go to the Equality Federation that advocates for social justice to support their local LGBTQ+ communities. These Limited Edition #PrideOutLoud for Pride Month 2023 variety pack of all natural flavors (Candied Lemon, Key Lime, Red Raspberry, Mandarin Orange, and Blueberry), 11pk with a total of 103.90 total thc, which is 10g per piece. The costs before taxes and any applicable discounts is $20. 

My Patient Experience with the Pride Gummies

With my discount, I paid $15 plus taxes for these scrumptious gummies that delivered consistent potency with natural fruit flavors. With my specific dietary needs, one half dose of these gluten-free, vegan and non-gmo are my new go to when I need GI pain relief. Or just to unwind and relax, I eat a whole one. The onset for my relief is usually between 15-20 minutes. They contain cannabigerol (CBG), a cannabinoid that plays a vital role for motivation. When I need to get up and be productive, they’re readily available to just take a nip of one and I’m ready to get things done. 

I always recommend these excellent gummies to other OMMP Patients and others who are actively getting their Ohio medicinal cards. With the consistency of this awesome product, I make sure I have these delicious flavor-bursting gummies nearby for easy access with their push down twist lid that stays locked in place for safe keeping. The Botanist’s Columbus, Ohio dispensary is handicap accessible with an awesome staff readily available to answer your questions in a friendly and timely manner. 

Where to Get the Pride Gummies Promotion

Ohio medical marijuana patients can get Pride Medley gummies at any The Botanist location until June 30th. Dedicated free parking for Columbus dispensary patients can be found in the gravel lot at the corner of Convention Center Dr. and Vine St., and across the street in the paved lot along Armstrong St. Please park in spots marked “Parking – The Botanist Patients & Caregivers Only”. 

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  • Lori Howard

    It has been my humble honor being a student writer for MedicateOH, where I have learned a lot about the cannabis industry as well as learning new technology. I am currently working on finding my niche in the cannabis industry in Ohio as it continues to grow. I have been around cannabis my entire life and am currently infusing it into my personal meals.