Oregon marijuana store to open cannabis drive-thru

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An Oregon cannabis store that just opened across the street from a hospital also plans to ad a drive-up window.

Green Life Oregon opened in January, according to its website, across from Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach, Oregon. It wants to open the drive-up on April 20, 2016.

Manager Jeremy Paulson told the Curry Coastal Pilot that the location is no coincidence, saying the shop wants to offer patients alternative treatments to typical pharmaceutical medicines. The store apparently sells both medical and recreational cannabis.

Although a cannabis shop with a drive-up window may sound like a novel idea, the concept has already been around for some time. There is at least one drive-thru MMJ dispensary in Washington State, Sonshine Organics, and at least a few in Michigan.

But Green Life Oregon may be the first state-sanctioned one to feature drive-up service.

The plan was endorsed by a local economic official.

“This venture is going to be quite an asset to the area,” Curry County Economic Development Director Julie Schmelzer told the Pilot. “Their plans for expansion… 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.”