Colorado Gets Its First Drive-Thru Marijuana Dispensary

It only took over three years since legalization took effect, but a Colorado town has been approved for the state’s first drive-thru dispensary. That town is not the city of Denver or even Boulder: it’s the little known mountain town of Parachute in Glenwood Springs.

The drive-thru location received final permission from the state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division and will open in a former car wash location this March:

The division says Tumbleweed Express cannot allow anyone younger than 21 on the premises, even in the back seat of a car. The business must also have security and surveillance and marijuana may not be visible from outside the dispensary. [FOX 59]

The worst part about going to a dispensary–especially right after work–is waiting a half hour just to just get inside the actual budtending area and buy your weed. A simple trip to a dispensary can become a laborious, hour-long affair.

But that problem isn’t as prevalent in mountain towns as it is in Denver. There are lines out doors during rush hours, especially at busy dispensaries. The state really, really needs to look at this news and examine why there aren’t drive-thrus in Denver and busier cities like Colorado Springs.

Moreover, the absence of delivery services (they’re illegal) in Colorado is a major buzz-kill and one that needs to be examined. It’s 2017: you should be able to get weed to your doorstep.



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