OK, that’s one order of cannabis. Would you like fries with that?
Oregon’s adventure into the world of legal retail marijuana is apparently about to get a quintessentially American convenience – a pot store with a drive-thru.
The Curry Coastal Pilot reported Saturday that Green Life Oregon in the coastal town of Gold Beach will soon open a dispensary with a drive-up window across the street from the hospital.
“I’ve seen the business plan, I’ve met the investors, and I believe this venture is going to be quite an asset to the area,” Curry County Economic Development Director Julie Schmelzer told the newspaper. “Their plans for expansion and other amenities can help Gold Beach and the southwestern coast become a destination for those interested in the new green tourism we are fortunate to be a part of.”
The depressed former timber boomtown could certainly use the cash expected to be generated by new dispensaries opening in the county.
The owners of Green Life Oregon told the newspaper they intentionally located the new store near the hospital. “We want to make sure people have the opportunity for natural alternatives to pain medicine, as well as offer a product the voters of Oregon support,” manager Jeremy Paulson said.
The drive-thru is set to open on … wait for it, April 20.
The Curry Coastal Pilot reported the drive-thru will be the first of its kind in the nation.
In reality, it won’t even be the first in the Northwest.
In 2012, Sonshine Organics in Olympia started allowing medical-marijuana customers to pull up in their cars and order from a menu.
Meanwhile, as the Willamette Week notes, drive-thrus have been sprouting up like crazy at dispensaries along 8 Mile in Detroit.
But it’s probably safe to say Green Life Oregon will have the state’s first weed drive-thru.
No word on whether they’ll be offering a pot Happy Meal.
Actually, what is the reefer equivalent of French fries?|