Standard Wellness Opens The Forest in Sandusky, Serves First Patient in Ohio

At 9am today, Ynez Henningsen, a multiple sclerosis patient and first-time cannabis consumer, became the first patient in Ohio to be served by the state’s medical marijuana program. Henningsen made the state’s first legal purchase at The Forest in Sandusky, Ohio.

This is an exterior photo of The Forest in Sandusky, Ohio. The Forest is the first medical marijuana dispensary in the state to serve patients. (PRNewsfoto/Standard Wellness Company, LLC)

“This is a very exciting day for the thousands of Ohioans who will benefit from having access to medical marijuana,” said Henningsen. “It is an honor to be part of such a vital program.”

Henningsen is a veteran of the United States Air Force and currently serves as Special Projects Manager for Standard Wellness Company, LLC.

“We’re incredibly proud to be the first company in Ohio to serve patients. This was a milestone, not just for Ohio’smedical marijuana program, but for all Ohioans. We look forward to serving patients across the state,” said Erik Vaughan, CEO of The Forest and Standard Wellness.

The Forest is the sister company of Standard Wellness, a level I cultivator and processor located in Gibsonburg, Ohio. Together they form the state’s first fully vertically integrated medical marijuana company. This vertical integration gives the company the unique ability to track the full life cycle of its products, so it can maintain the highest quality, consistency and safety standards.

Standard Wellness expects its first products to hit dispensary shelves this spring, with a full spectrum of medical marijuana products available to patients later this year.

About Standard Wellness – Standard Wellness is Ohio’s premier medical marijuana brand serving patients with a full line of cannabis-based natural health remedies. The company was founded in 2017 and uses a fully integrated processing, production and dispensary system, through its sister company The Forest Sandusky LLC, to offer the highest quality medicinal marijuana products. Its 55,000 square foot cultivation and processing facility is located in Gibsonburg, Ohio. For more information visit

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