Weed is getting more convenient by the day. Kids today don’t understand. Back in the day, like the early 2000’s, if you wanted to secure a bag of nugs, you had to pick up the phone (probably a landline phone) and call a guy. Then that guy might not be in, and if he was in, maybe he didn’t even have any weed. So you’d have to call another guy, maybe even another after that. Once you’d verified your connection, then you’d have to walk over to your dealer’s place (because there weren’t no cars in them days) one mile there and two miles back, uphill both ways. And then you’d have your bag of nugs.
But now, good god almighty: alls you have to do is press a button on a phone. Or, if you’re jonesing for that sour diesel and you can’t wait for that dispensary delivery person to come by, you drive to the collective. Or, if you live an on-the-go lifestyle and don’t have time to get your ass out of the car in order to buy your bud, you can always just pull up to the weed drive thru.
At least that’s an option that the weed-loving residents of Gold Beach, Oregon will have beginning this spring. The Green Life shop will be the nation’s first legal drive-thru cannabis dispensary, according to the Curry Coastal Pilot.
“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,” said Green Life’s manager Jeremy Paulson. “We also are firm believers that a reliable dispensary can help keep black market marijuana off the streets, thereby reducing crime.”
The city of Gold Beach seems to be pretty into the idea, finding a lot of up-sides to what some communities might not be too down for. “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,” said Curry County Economic Development Director Julie Schmelzer. “I’m quite impressed… [Green Life has] reached out to the other retailers carrying similar products to make sure they were not competing with each other. Working together minimizes destructive competition, while building a cohesive market that can be a tourist attraction, as well as a message of cultural acceptance.”
The historic drive-thru will, naturally, open for business this coming April 20, and offer discounts to veterans with medical marijuana recommendations.