A recreational marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas has opened a drive-thru window.
The owners tell the Las Vegas Sun the fast food-style drive-thru on tribal land near downtown Las Vegas is the first of its kind in the country.
Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Chairman Benny Tso says the Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace that opened Friday offers 15 popular flower, edible and concentrate products.
He says it’s designed for elderly and disabled customers who’d prefer not to leave their vehicles to make a purchase. The goal is to serve customers in less than a minute after an order is placed. According to Kevin Clock, a representative with investment partner Cascade Strategic Investments, customers using the drive-thru must be at least 21 years old, and that includes everyone in the car. Store employees, many of whom previously worked for fast food chains, must check the ID of all occupants of the car going through the cannabis drive-up lane.
The drive-thru with bullet-proof glass and surveillance cameras was made out of a $30,000 bank teller window shipped from Washington state last week. A similar drive-thru opened last month in Sun City, Arizona, but only medical marijuana is sold there.