Marijuana legalization in Colorado has been an absolute boon for the state when it comes to tax revenue and visitors. Many other states in the U.S. are wanting to legalize it either recreationally or medically.
Before other states are able to make headway in weed innovation, Colorado is already stepping up its game.
In Parachute, Colorado, the city’s Board of Trustees just approved a business license for Tumbleweed Express, a drive-through for purchasing of marijuana. There’s a joke about Parachute, Colorado and getting high, but I’m not the right person to make the joke.
According to Robert Goulding, a spokesman for the state Marijuana Enforcement Division, this is the first drive-through proposed in the state.
Parachute Town Manager Stuart McArthur said, “We think the drive-through is a very creative and innovative idea.”
He also stated that marijuana contributed to over 30% of the town’s 2016 sales tax revenue. The town had a sales tax revenue of over $1 million this past year. Nothing to scoff at, at all.
While the idea may make some people wary, it has many officials excited for the possibilities. Parachute Mayor Roy McClung said the city’s economy would be in big trouble without the legalization.
While the drive-through is going to catch people outside of the state’s eye, it’s just another in a long line of ways Colorado is reinventing their economy. Not too bad of a strategy.