Retail sales of cannabis in Ohio began in January 2019 following legalization in 2016. With the state-legal market finding its stride, the Ohio cannabis industry is thriving. This is thanks to impressive businesses like Green Thumb Industries (GTI) and their retail outlets, Rise Dispensaries.
We reached out to the team at Rise Dispensaries about their experience in the state-legal cannabis industry in Ohio, and how Hypur has impacted their business.
How long have you been in business? How long have you been using Hypur?
Green Thumb Industries, which owns and operates Rise Dispensaries, opened for business in 2014.
Ohio started utilizing Hypur in May of 2019. Illinois joined on in August 2019.
Tell us about your business. What makes your dispensaries unique?
Rise is a world-class medicinal marijuana dispensary committed to providing patients with the freshest marijuana products and making them feel right at home. Rise dispensaries is owned by Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer, dedicated to providing dignified access to cannabis while giving back to the communities in which they serve.
GTI manufactures and distributes a portfolio of branded cannabis products including Rythm, Dogwalkers, The Feel Collection, incredibles, and Beboe, among others. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, GTI has 13 manufacturing facilities, licenses for 96 retail locations, and operations across 12 U.S. markets. Established in 2014, GTI employs approximately 1,600 people and serves thousands of patients and customers each year. GTI was named a Best Workplace 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Business and MG Retailer magazine in 2018 and 2019.
From cultivation to consumers, we work tirelessly to put the people we serve on a pedestal and always operate with their best interests in mind.
At Rise we offer high-quality, thoughtful cannabis products from a select list of trusted vendors. Our Patient Care Specialists are dedicated to providing the utmost care and attention to our patients, guests, friends, and family as we strive to make everything around us better. From patient to community to planet – our sights and standards are always set high.
Also, all Ohio Rise locations offer free consultations with our onsite pharmacist, to help new patients navigate medicinal cannabis use.
What do you think of the local cannabis industry?
In Ohio, our local cannabis industry is one large group of like-minded caring individuals trying to continuously improve the Ohio Medical Cannabis Program to help our patient population. Education and knowledge are key – we just have to continue our efforts in the community!
How has Hypur helped your business?
Hypur has given our patients a secure and reliable cashless payment method for cannabis. Hypur is a wonderful and simple payment alternative that our patients appreciate having as an option at all our Rise Ohio locations!
What is the most surprising thing you’ve learned since becoming a part of local cannabis community?
As the community Outreach Specialist for Northeast Ohio, I can honestly say working for the cannabis industry is like no other. The community support and engagement I have personally witnessed in the past year is amazing!! It is so great to see how medicinal cannabis has improved and changed so many individuals’ lives. Whether this entails your health, job growth, or philanthropic involvement- one thing that I know for sure is that the local cannabis community is one larger family trying to navigate the program together!