Louisiana has drive-thru margarita spots, and now Florida has its own drive-thru dispensary. It actually has a few.
Curaleaf opened a new drive-thru cannabis dispensary in the United States a few weeks ago, its 23rd dispensary in the state and 43rd in the country.
The company currently has the largest number of dispensaries in the United States at 43. The new drive-thru is located northwest of Miami International Airport. The company actually piloted the program in Palm Harbor last summer and launched a second drive-thru in Orlando.
In Florida, marijuana is legal medically, but not recreationally. The drive-thru concept is thanks in part to patients asking for it.
“As Curaleaf continues to deliver on its expansion strategy, we are well positioned to improve the quality of patients’ lives by providing access to safe top-quality cannabis products,” Joe Lusardi, Curaleaf CEO said in a statement.
“Understanding many of our patients live with debilitating conditions that may impact mobility, we are proud to now offer Miami area patients our premium quality medical marijuana products through online orders that may be fulfilled via our drive-thru or free delivery service.”
Dispensary operating hours are Monday through Friday, 10am – 7pm; Saturday, 10am – 5pm; and Sunday, Noon – 5pm. Patients in the drive-thru are required not only to have a Medical Marijuana card but also to have previously visited the dispensary inside to receive a private consultation.
Curaleaf currently operates in 12 states. It has 43 dispensaries, 12 cultivation sites and 11 processing sites.
As cannabis becomes legal in more and more places, dispensaries are looking at better and different ways to distribute it.
For CBD, which is now legal across the country, some companies are looking to sell the product in shopping malls. Over time, we might also see CBD at least available places like bars and restaurants as an additive, or perhaps even eventually in vending machines.
As for medical marijuana, we can only hope that the drive-thru trend in Florida extends to other states in the future as well.
Courtesy of Forbes