Colorado gets new drive-thru pot shop

Colorado gets new drive-thru pot shop

Colorado gets new drive-thru pot shop

Tumbleweed Express Drive-Thru, the nation's first first drive-thru marijuana dispensary, is shown in Parachute, Colorado, U.S., April 19, 2017.

It will be the first recreational marijuana shop to have cars actually pull into the building, thereby complying with state marijuana laws.

"I've been driving by the auto wash building a lot".

The Tumbleweed Dispensary in Parachute was built inside an old auto wash because customers have to drive inside the premises to make the transaction legal.

Owner Mark Smith, 58, was a pawn shop man.

"It's really a real estate issue", Smith said. "You really need something structured for a drive-thru bay, and the vehicle wash was ideal because it had drive-thru features to it". "So, it seemed like the flawless fit", Smith said.

"We think the drive-through is a very creative and innovative idea", Parachute Town Manager Stuart McArthur told the Post Independent in February. A lot of things lined up.

The Tumbleweed Express Drive-Thru will be open 4 p.m.to midnight Thursday through Sunday.

Officials with Colorado's marijuana regulator were not immediately available for comment on Wednesday, but were quoted in local media as saying the store would need to abide by statewide rules and bar people under 21 from the premises, even in the back of a vehicle.

Parachute is home to about 1,100 people and marijuana is big business in the small town.

Almost 30 percent of the town's tax receipts in 2016 were from marijuana sales, down from the previous year, showing that neighboring businesses are growing because of the new industry.

No food is allowed to be sold in the drive-thru.

Recommended News

  • Naked mole-rats can survive near-suffocation

    Naked mole-rats can survive near-suffocation

    North American freshwater turtles and goldfish, for example, spend their winters in oxygen-lacking, ice-covered lakes and ponds. With all those rodents breathing and clogging up burrows, they often encounter low-oxygen and high-carbon dioxide conditions.
    Judge to rule April 28 in Chicago schools funding lawsuit

    Judge to rule April 28 in Chicago schools funding lawsuit

    CPS claims the way IL funds its schools violates the civil rights of Chicago's predominantly-minority student population. Illinois Secretary of Education Beth Purvis warned Claypool against ending classes June 1.
    Census 2016 highlights extent of Ireland's housing shortage

    Census 2016 highlights extent of Ireland's housing shortage

    The data also showed that the average price paid for a home in Dublin in the year to February was 398,319 euro. Just 8,800 extra homes were built in that time - compared with more than 225,000 between 2006 and 2011.
  • US President Orders Changes to H1-B Visa Program

    Trump complained that today's H-1B visa system is a mess, with visas being awarded at random in a lottery . To qualify for the visa, workers usually must have a bachelor's degree or higher.
    Judge blocks Arkansas from using execution drug

    Judge blocks Arkansas from using execution drug

    The ruling came moments after the Arkansas Supreme Court granted a stay to one of two men scheduled for execution Thursday night. Under that timeline, the state would be unable to execute Ward and Davis before its supply of midazolam expires April 30.
    Stranger Things' Shannon Purser Comes Out as Bisexual

    Stranger Things' Shannon Purser Comes Out as Bisexual

    From playing our #1 fave ', she's been the one character that we're all quietly (and sometimes very loudly) rooting for. After getting candid about her sexuality one week ago, Shannon Purser has come out as bisexual.
  • THAAD deployment in S.Korea delayed to dates after presidential election

    THAAD deployment in S.Korea delayed to dates after presidential election

    South Korean government officials said Pence's statement does not necessarily mean a complete overhaul of the agreement. Pence told the ship's captain that he had spoken to President Donald Trump, and Trump "wishes he were here".

    Senators reject proposal to cut taxes in road-funding bill

    HB21 increases the basic allotment given per student in lieu of a transportation allotment. It works to equalize how much state money school districts across Texas receive.
    Alison Sweeney Returning To 'Days Of Our Lives'

    Alison Sweeney Returning To 'Days Of Our Lives'

    As it turns out, she is set to appear in the soap opera starting with this following summer, sometime in June. Since she left, Sweeney still pursued a career in the industry by taking on several projects.
  • Jeremy Corbyn says election is not a 'foregone conclusion'

    Jeremy Corbyn says election is not a 'foregone conclusion'

    In her first campaign visit, to a Labour marginal in Bolton, the Prime Minister told an invited audience: "There's a very clear choice at this election".

    'The sword stands ready': US VP Mike Pence warns North Korea

    China is regarded as a major influence on North Korea and the U.S. has sought its support in influencing the rogue state. China, he said with a bluntness that is rare here, had fundamentally botched its policy on the divided Korean Peninsula.
    Hospital: Seattle officer in critical condition

    Hospital: Seattle officer in critical condition

    One of the officers was fighting with a suspect on the ground when a female suspect hit the officer over the head with a bottle. The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. near Madison Street and Western Avenue, several blocks south of the Pike Place Market.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.