First drive-thru medical marijuana dispensary opens in Lorain – News 5 Cleveland WEWS

LORAIN, Ohio — The first medical marijuana dispensary in Lorain is officially open for business. It’s also the first drive-thru dispensary in the state of Ohio.

The dispensary, The Citizen by Klutch, even grows locally in Akron. The dispensary’s goal is to make patient access easy, fast, and simple.

“We wanted to create a workflow where we are really helping patients move through, so they are not waiting in line,” said Lauren Deland, director of retail operations. “We want them to enjoy coming to the dispensary.”

Instead of ordering from a paper menu, customers order at an interactive kiosk that explains brands, strains, and other product details.

“You can just pick up the jar and put it on there and the kiosk has all the information you could possibly ever want to know about that brand of flower,” said Nicole, a customer.

If you can’t physically come in to grab your prescription, The Citizen has the first medical marijuana drive-thru in the state of Ohio.

“With medical marijuana chronic pain being one of the conditions, Parkinson’s, there’s a lot of patients that are may be disabled or have a hard time getting around,” Deland added.

The drive-thru will be operational next week and is for customer

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