Medical Marijuana patients in the Cincinnati area may now pick up their medicine at a convenient new dispensary The Forest with the area’s first drive-thru window. The new building at 4412 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Rd. in Clermont County is The Forest’s third Ohio store and it opens September 1st. The Forest Cincinnati is conveniently located TWO minutes from Route 32 & FIVE minutes from I-275.

Building the Team at The Forest Cincinnati

Priya Kurtz, Marketing Lead for The Forest and parent company Standard Wellness reported that building the team at The Forest Cincinnati has been a seamless process. “We have a great team of budtenders. Some have come from different dispensaries around Ohio, some who are brand new to the cannabis industry.” 

General Manager Travis Beser brings a wealth of experience from previous jobs working for Zen Leaf and Pharmacann (Verilife). He’s soaked up a lot of knowledge in the four years since the program began. He’s focused on providing top-notch customer service and the feeling of home at The Forest. “I don’t want people coming in to see a budtender. I want people to come in and see their budtender, and there’s a huge difference in that,” says Travis.

New Patients Welcome

New patients to The Forest shouldn’t feel intimidated, Travis says. “By the time you leave here your first time, you’ll have a very good understanding of what product you’re getting, the amounts to take, the reasons you’re taking it and what you can expect to feel.”

Standard Wellness Director of Retail Mac Amin notes that Cincinnati hasn’t yet built enough new dispensaries to serve area patients well. “Our main focus is patient-centered. It always has been. It’s the Standard Wellness way. It’s The Forest way. It’s what we do in Sandusky. It’s what we do in Springfield, and we can’t wait to take what we’ve experienced in those two locations and bring it here to Cincinnati. Cincinnati is an area that has been severely lacking in the amount of dispensaries. And so by bringing the force here to Cincinnati, we’re ensuring the patients the best care that Ohio has to offer.”

Standard Wellness Brands: Black Sheep, Airgraft, and More

The Forest’s three dispensaries feature Standard Wellness’s cultivated cannabis flower, produced at their facility in Gibsonburg, Ohio. Patients may be familiar with their brands, Airgraft, The Standard, Black Sheep, and The Solid. 

All flower from the Black Sheep line is grown with specially-made soil formulated with 100% certified organic nutrients including sheep’s wool, peat moss & natural wood.

Kurtz notes that those who prefer vaping cannabis oil will have a great selection at The Forest “Airgraft is Standard Wellness’s newest vape system and is in select dispensaries throughout Ohio. You can count on The Forest to have the most robust collection of the pods.”

Airgraft is a vapor platform serving award-winning cannabis brands that make some of the world’s best extractions. Their technology serves cleaner, better tasting vapor in pods that are food safe, and last longer than other cartridges.

Selection will go beyond Standard Wellness’s lines, says Kurtz, offering patients a chance to buy products from Ohio brands like Buckeye Relief, Klutch, Galenas, Certified, and more. 

Additional accessories will be available at The Forest too, from devices like Puffco to 510 batteries. 

The Forest Cincinnati: Grand Opening Sale

Kurtz says The Forest Cincinnati will kick off the Grand Opening with some great savings for patients. “During the first week of operation, The Forest Cincinnati will offer 30 percent off all Standard Wellness products and 20 to 25 percent off select brands from our partners. We always have indigent, industry, and veteran discounts at 20% and that never changes.”

Additional incentives and promotions to look out for:  For “early birds” who get to the dispensary in the first hour and patients who arrive in the last hour before closing for “happy hour”, they will get 15 percent off. 

Drive Thru

Patients in Cincinnati may utilize the convenient drive-thru window when coming to pick up their cannabis medicine at The Forest. Once you fill out your pre-patient paper work you will be able to utilize our drive thru. Already a Forest customer? There is no need to fill out pre-patient paper work. To use the drive thru, place an online order, and select “drive-thru pick up” at checkout. The drive-thru will open the week of September 4th. 

The Forest Cincinnati Hours:

Monday–Saturday: 9:00 am–8:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm

Satisfaction Guarantee

If a patient purchases a Standard Wellness product they are not satisfied with, Standard offers a 100% money back guarantee.

Payment at The Forest Cincinnati

Patients can pay for their medicine at The Forest Cincinnati with cash, debit card, or the reward program Spendr.

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Patients can donate to MedicateOH all month long at dispensary registers at The Forest Cincinnati. MedicateOH supports the Ohio medical marijuana program with journalism, advocacy and events.



  • 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.