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Would You Like Papers with That? Florida Opens Medical Marijuana Drive-Thru

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Randy Robinson
Mar 29, 2019
Would You Like Papers with That? Florida Opens Medical Marijuana Drive-Thru
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Curaleaf's new drive-thru isn’t for novelty or show. The company worked to get state permission for the service because disabled MMJ patients requested it.

Driving while high is generally frowned upon, but one dispensary in South Florida now sells weed out of a drive-thru station.

Last week, Curaleaf’s third location in the Miami-Dade area opened its doors, and its new drive-up window, to the state’s 148,000 medical patients. It is the only dispensary in Florida authorized to have a drive-thru service.

Curaleaf’s managers say the drive-thru isn’t for novelty or show. The company worked to get state permission for the service because some disabled patients requested it.

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“We have many patients who could not come in and we have to walk out to service them in their cars,” Michael Costa, Curaleaf’s regional dispensary operations manager, told NBC Miami. “Now patients have the ability to come get their order from our drive-thru.”

Not just anyone can get a lift and buy some weed at Curaleaf, though. Florida is strictly medical at the moment, so only qualified patients registered with the state can purchase from Curaleaf’s drive-thru location.

Drive-thru locations for legal cannabis are rare, but other states have them, too. Tumbleweed, a drive-up recreational pot shop near the Colorado town of Parachute, opened in 2017. Leave It to Nature, in Shasta Lake, California, also has a drive-thru window.

Massachusetts may see its first cannabis drive-thru some time within the next year, as well.

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Based in Denver, Randy studied cannabinoid science while getting their degree in molecular biology at the University of Colorado. When they're not writing about cannabis, science, politics, or LGBT issues, they can be found hitting the trees somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Catch them on Twitter and Instagram @randieseljay



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Would You Like Papers with That? Florida Opens Medical Marijuana Drive-Thru

NEWS
Randy Robinson
Mar 29, 2019
Share this article!
Would You Like Papers with That? Florida Opens Medical Marijuana Drive-Thru

Curaleaf's new drive-thru isn’t for novelty or show. The company worked to get state permission for the service because disabled MMJ patients requested it.

Driving while high is generally frowned upon, but one dispensary in South Florida now sells weed out of a drive-thru station.

Last week, Curaleaf’s third location in the Miami-Dade area opened its doors, and its new drive-up window, to the state’s 148,000 medical patients. It is the only dispensary in Florida authorized to have a drive-thru service.

Curaleaf’s managers say the drive-thru isn’t for novelty or show. The company worked to get state permission for the service because some disabled patients requested it.

Related: The Most Bootleg Bongs We've Ever Seen

The Most Bootleg Bongs We've Ever Seen

“We have many patients who could not come in and we have to walk out to service them in their cars,” Michael Costa, Curaleaf’s regional dispensary operations manager, told NBC Miami. “Now patients have the ability to come get their order from our drive-thru.”

Not just anyone can get a lift and buy some weed at Curaleaf, though. Florida is strictly medical at the moment, so only qualified patients registered with the state can purchase from Curaleaf’s drive-thru location.

Drive-thru locations for legal cannabis are rare, but other states have them, too. Tumbleweed, a drive-up recreational pot shop near the Colorado town of Parachute, opened in 2017. Leave It to Nature, in Shasta Lake, California, also has a drive-thru window.

Massachusetts may see its first cannabis drive-thru some time within the next year, as well.

Follow Randy Robinson on Twitter


Randy Robinson
Randy Robinson

Based in Denver, Randy studied cannabinoid science while getting their degree in molecular biology at the University of Colorado. When they're not writing about cannabis, science, politics, or LGBT issues, they can be found hitting the trees somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Catch them on Twitter and Instagram @randieseljay



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