Colorado Pot Shop Opens Nation’s First Drive-Thru Dispensary | TODAY


OVER THIS ONE.
GOOD MORNING TO YOU. >>Reporter: SAVANNAH, GOOD
MORNING. JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU’VE
SEEN EVERYONE, SOMEONE TAKES THE POT INDUSTRY TO A HIGHER LEVEL.
THIS IS THE FIRST DRIVE-THROUGH OF ITS KIND.
THERE’S SECURITY CAMERAS EVERYWHERE.
YOU HAVE TO WEAR A SECURITY BADGE TO GET IN THIS ROOM.
AND SUPPORTERS SAY THIS IS NOT THAT MUCH DIFFERENT THAN A
DRIVE-THROUGH LIQUOR SCORE. KEEP IN THE ROCKIES, OFF I-70 IN
WESTERN COLORADO, THERE’S A SIGHT LIKE NONE OTHER.
>>NOT EVERY DAY YOU SEE A DRIVE-THROUGH WEED SHOP.
>>Reporter: AND IT HAS THE SMALL TOWN OF PARACHUTE,
POPULATION 1,500, SEEING GREEN. >>IT’S AN UPLIFT FOR OUR TOWN.
OUR COMMUNITY. >>Reporter: THIS IS YOUR IDEA?
>>YES. >>Reporter: MARK SMITH IS THE
CEO OF TUMBLEWEED. AND HE’S OPENED WHAT IS BELIEVED
TO BE THE FIRST DRIVE-THROUGH MARIJUANA DISPENSARY IN THE
WORLD. YOU DECIDED TO OPEN THIS ON
4/20. >>YES.
>>Reporter: IT’S A FAR CRY FROM FAST FOOD.
WHAT STRAIN IS THIS? >>THIS IS DURBAN HAZE, WHICH IS
A SATIVA. THIS INCLUDES CHOCOLATE.
>>I’M GOING TO GET THE D.B. HEADBAND HYBRID.
>>Reporter: THE DRIVE-THROUGH USED TO BE A CAR WASH.
NOT ONE A CERTAIN METH KING BIN USED TO LAUNDER MONEY IN
“BREAKING BAD.” >>THERE’S NO CAR WASH IN THE
WORLD THAT COULD DO THIS KIND OF BUSINESS.
>>Reporter: THIS BUSINESS IS HEAVILY REGULATED.
CUSTOMERS LINE UP, ORDER OUTSIDE.
>>THIS IS A MENU OF OUR OFFERINGS.
A DOOR OPENS. THEY DRIVE IN, PAY UP, AND DRIVE
OUT. >>THIS IS OUR FREQUENT FLYER
PROGRAM. TRYING TO GET PEOPLE THROUGH
FAST BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT THEY WANT.
>>Reporter: COLORADO RAKED IN CLOSE TO $200 MILLION IN
MARIJUANA TAXES AND FEES LAST YEAR.
THE DRUG MADE UP ALMOST A THIRD OF PARACHUTE’S REVENUE.
THE TOWN MANAGER SAYS THE COLLAPSE OF THE OIL AND GAS
INDUSTRY HERE WAS DEVASTATING. NOW, THE POT TRAFFIC HAS OTHER
BUSINESSES BOOMING. >>LAST SUMMER, WE HAD A RECORD
SUMMER, WITH MARIJUANA TRAFFIC.
WE ARE TICKLED TO DEATH WITH THIS.
>>HAPPY TIMES. >>Reporter: BUT NOT EVERYONE IS
IN SUCH HIGH SPIRITS. RICK IS A PASTOR AT A LOCAL
CHURCH. >>I WORRY ABOUT THE IMPACT OF
KIDS WHO WANT MARIJUANA AND CAN’T BUY IT LEGALLY, ASKING
OTHERS TO BUY IT FOR THEM. WE TURN 21-YEAR-OLDS INTO
MINIATURE DRUG DEALERS. >>Reporter: MARK SMITH SEES
THINGS DIFFERENTLY. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH.
>>Reporter: THE BUDDING INDUSTRY BECOMES MORE
MAINSTREAM. >>WE ALWAYS HAD PEOPLE WHO ARE
GOING TO BE CRITICS. WE ALWAYS HAVE A CERTAIN SEGMENT
OF THE POPULATION THAT WILL LOOK DOWN AT YOU.
BUT YOU KNOW, WE’VE BEEN GOOD FOR THE TOWN.
IT’S BEEN A WIN-WIN. >>Reporter: SMITH STRESSES THAT
IT IS ILLEGAL TO GET HIGH WHILE DRIVING.
NO ONE UNDER 21 IS ALLOWED ON THIS PROPERTY, NOT EVEN IN A
CUSTOMER’S CAR. IN A WALK-IN DISPENSARY ACROSS
THE STREET, THERE’S 60 TO 80 STRAINS OF POT.
HERE AT THE DRIVE-THROUGH, 10 TO 12.
THERE REALLY IS A LOT OF WEED. >>I KNEW IT.
THAT IS GABE’S SIGNATURE LINE. >>YOU HAVE TO THROW THAT SHIRT
AWAY, TOO. >>Reporter: I HAVEN’T DONE A

100 thoughts on “Colorado Pot Shop Opens Nation’s First Drive-Thru Dispensary | TODAY

  1. Canada should look at this. We need to legalize it like this vs allowing the government to have a monopoly from it that doesn't make anyone rich except themselves.

  2. In sunny windy crazy San Francisco California the community of Chinatown have banned cannabis outright claiming genderfaction

  3. This is not the first drive through pot dispensary. It may be the first LEGAL one… There were several "drive through" setups in Jacksonville, Fla. over 20 years ago that I knew of, one off US 1, and one near I-295 and 103rd. You had to drive down a dirt two track until you came to a manned roadblock, then if you were allowed through, you would pay for and receive your marijuana without exiting your vehicle at the next checkpoint. This system provided enhanced security for the dealers, but increased risks for purchasers.

  4. higher level would be called Trump weed..true weed smokers won't waste their time..new bees …Seattle got one of these to, Colorado only mad 200 million in taxes..wa. St is suppose to make 1 billion..crazy that states are the biggest drug dealers now..

  5. The reason why it is not set up like this in every state is simple: The states where marijuana is still illegal get a check from the federal government for every bust that is made. This is why the conservative states like Kansas hang on to holding marijuana illegal. States like Kansas thinks there is more money in continuing to bust people than it is to legalize and collect tax revenues off the marijuana. Maybe these states are right. It is all about money why Marijuana is still illegal in most states.

  6. Not the fristnpot drive through. The very first one I know of is in Chicago. Still there you just have to know where and who lol.

  7. If kids want marijuana they can get it believe me 😂😂😂 it’s easy as walking on the street for ten mins in my neighborhood and you’ll get an offer

  8. such a good story, and you have to ruin it giving that religious man 2 seconds of airtime. who cares what he thinks anyway, he's a demented person who hear voices in his head

  9. Yeah so leave it to the dealers to not ask for ID for ANY DRUG! A lot of people especially of the church, are suffering from extreme cognitive dissonance!

  10. As cool as this looked at first, it honestly seems like kind of a dumb schtick. I'm in favor because I want this to be in the mainstream as much as possible, but it seems like you miss an experience with this. If you have to wait in line in your car and can't even browse the shop, that seems like you're not getting anything out of it.

  11. texas state troopers park on the highway just down the orad and arrest them for driving under the influence of pot….seize their pot and destroy it……….new multi million dollar revenue stream for the state police. : )

  12. That guy said 21 year olds are mini drug dealers.. what about alcohol?? 🤣🤣🤣 so ignorant for being related to a church

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  16. He worried about cannibis being legal he needs to worry about his pastor buddy’s out there messing with lil boys that’s what he needs to worry about

  17. Every town in America has drive through pharmacies. The pharmaceutical industry is responsible for more deaths than marijuana. Dive through liquor stores already exist.

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  19. Does the pastor realize that before legalization kids were getting it anyway? and secondly after legalization black market absoulty cannot keep up causeing kids to have a harder time getting it in their hands, after legalization you have to have an I.D and be of age .essentially after legalization less underage citizens get ahold of the product and thats proven by law and statistics.

  20. Could never be me it take me 15 mins just to order the same food at McDonald’s every time I go i would have to walk in the weed shop

  21. Typical negative person (pastor) like their isn't drug dealers every where before it's legal for kids to get it. If anything legalizing marijuana reduces the amount of drug dealers because people don't have to buy it from them no more

  22. I been smoking black market weed since I was 14… im 30 now I worry about what fertilizers were used if my weed was blasted with butane to make oils, or if it was sprayed with some kinda fungicide or a number of things you can thank the Govt. for ruining millions of lives and families and peoples health weed being illegal has accomplished nothing what so ever wow what a huge disgrace when hey sell alcohol and tobacco in almost every single store and corner. I been smoking cigarettes for a year and a half and I can't breathe barley I think i have early stages of emphysema my country has let me down and society for labeling me a misfit looser that no one wants to hire when people who do harder drugs can easily pass drug tests because weed stays in your system for one month out of the year. total disgrace to all the people murdered and lives ruined over marijuana a natural plant

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