Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, in the small, quaint town of Jackson Ohio, is one of Ohio’s first Medical Marijuana dispensaries, Buckeye Botanicals.
Location – 6/10
Look, it’s really far from Cincinnati, Columbus or any other major town in Ohio. However, the drive is peaceful and beautiful. You quickly realize Ohio is part of the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, this geography doesn’t exist anywhere else in the state. The physical location is next to a State Highway Patrol office which is ironic, to say the least. Inside is clean.
Service – 9/10
We called ahead to get a sense of timing, very responsive. The front office manager was helpful and accommodating. They only had 2 budtenders working but seemed to handle the flow of people fine. Budtenders were very informative. We were in and out in less than 30 minutes.
Selection – 8/10
Buckeye Botanicals and the rest of Ohio’s dispensaries are at the mercy of the growers, however, they had a nice mix of Sativa, Indica, and CBD heavy strains. No edibles or oils here yet. My only complaint is a limited number of smell samples. Their menu is constantly evolving so check their site for the latest. Prices are on par with the rest of the state and we are starting to see prices drop across the state. They had a few items on sale which was a nice surprise.
Overall Score – 8/10
Location is not the greatest but they make up for it with service. Good selection, not busy, and informative budtenders make the long road trip worth it.