The western Colorado town of Parachute is getting a drive-through marijuana shop, believed to be the first in the state.
The Parachute Board of Trustees approved a business license for Tumbleweed Express last week, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent reported Saturday.
“As far as I can tell, we are not aware of this business model ever coming up before,” said Robert Goulding, spokesman for the state Marijuana Enforcement Division.
The business is expected to open in March in a former car wash.
Tumbleweed Express also had to get approval from the Marijuana Enforcement Division, which said the store cannot allow anyone younger than 21 on the premises, even in the back seat of a car.
The second is a requirement for security and surveillance at the point of sale.
The third is that no marijuana can be visible from outside the licensed premises.
Were the dispensary planned to be set up like a typical drive-through fast food restaurant, it would run into problems with one or more of these rules. But being in a former car wash will enable it to meet the rules.