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Drive-thru marijuana shop will offer a speedy way to buy weed

PARACHUTE, Colo. -- Colorado is coming up with easier and more creative ways for people to get marijuana.

Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow marijuana dispensaries to deliver marijuana.

The Senate Business, Labor and Technology committee will vote on the bill in March.

Also in the works is a drive-thru marijuana shop opening in a former car wash in Parachute.

According to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, the Parachute Board of Trustees approved a business license for Tumbleweed Express last week, making it the first of its kind in Colorado.

The Marijuana Enforcement Division set strict rules for the dispensary, saying it cannot allow anyone younger than 21 on the premises, even in the back of a vehicle.

"We think the drive-thru is a very creative and innovative idea,'' Parachute Town Manager Stuart McArthur told the newspaper, adding it will attract patrons to other shops and restaurants in the area.

"The really good news is that other businesses are benefiting from it."

According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, marijuana sales racked up close to $200 million in taxes and fees last year.

Tumbleweed Express is scheduled to open in March.