The Forest in Sandusky opened on January 16, 2019 and was one of the first dispensaries to open in Ohio. The Forest is owned by Standard Wellness Company LLC, most often referred to as Standard Wellness. The company has a cannabis cultivation facility in Gibsonburg, Ohio as well as another dispensary in Springfield. The company also has its cultivation license in Utah and Missouri.
Standard Wellness was founded in 2017 by Erik Vaughan, who initially served as the CEO. The company is now led by CEO Jared Maloof and Marc DeLuca, Director of Finance.