本周,美国首家得来速大麻餐厅——风滚草快餐店(Tumbleweed Express)将在科罗拉多州的降落伞镇开业。据悉,餐厅还为不希望被人看见的顾客开设了一条“秘密通道”。届时,顾客可以直接在车上看着外面的菜单点完餐后,再到餐厅内取餐。

据了解,这家餐厅提供的大麻食品包括巧克力、焦糖点心以及带有大麻的冲泡饮料。目前,这家店正在扩大店面,有七个大麻配置点在建。这家店的营业时间一直到午夜12点。

CEO马克•史密斯(Mark Smith)对此说到,“点餐过程就像点寿司一样简单。”他还说,“顾客的热情超乎我们的想象,大家都争抢着做第一位顾客。我希望这种餐厅的开设不是什么新奇的事,也希望顾客的热情不是一时的热度,来得快,走得也快”。

餐厅总经理冈萨雷斯(Gonzales)称:“我们为顾客提供了多种选择。每份食物的大麻含量是100毫克,这些大麻的剂量都是特殊配给的,好让顾客可以监控自己所摄入的大麻量。”

目前,这家餐厅的经营已经获得了科罗拉多州税务局的批准。税务局给出的前提条件是餐厅不能向未满21岁的人销售大麻食物;也不能向汽车后座里未满21岁的顾客销售这种食物。

关于这点,马克说到,“我们的保安会检查每位顾客的身份证件以确保顾客年满21岁。当顾客把车开到了付款取餐处时,我们的工作人员会再次检查顾客的身份证件,确认无误后,才会让顾客取餐。整个食物的制作过程和大麻的配给也会通过外面的屏幕显示出来,方便大家进行确认和监督。”

该镇的管理员斯图尔特•麦克阿瑟(Stuart McArthur)说:“我认为开一家得来速大麻餐厅是个很有创意的想法。在2016年镇里收的营业税中,仅大麻的销售就占了30%,金额超过100万美元(约合人民币700万元)。这也会使其他行业受益。来这里买大麻的游客会顺便去其他餐馆和商店逛逛。这对改善我们镇因为天燃气产量下降所造成的经济不景气的现象很有帮助。”科罗拉多税务局也提到,2016年,大麻给整个州所带来的税收和受益接近2亿美元(约合人民币14亿元)。

目前,药用大麻已在全美28个州合法化。到今年11月,消遣用大麻将会在美国8个州中实现合法化。

America’s first drive-thru weed shop has opened – featuring a hidden ‘soccer mom entrance’ for people who want to buy drugs discreetly.

The Tumbleweed Express will open its doors to marijuana lovers on Thursday in the quiet town of Parachute in Colorado.

Bosses claim the process is ‘as easy as ordering sushi’ – as customers drive up, choose their order from a menu outside and collect the product indoors.

 

CEO Mark Smith told ABC News: ‘Almost like ordering sushi, we’re going to have paper menus were people can fill out exactly what they want and then give them to the security out there.

‘That will be communicated into here, so they can prepare their order in advance. So really the drive-thru is hopefully just going to be a pick up point.’

For customers who want to buy marijuana without being see, Mr Smith revealed a unique solution for the former car wash.

‘There’s a third door – the soccer mom entrance,’ he explained.

Mr Smith said the door – at the back of the building – is for the customer who ‘want to drive up and get out without anyone seeing them’.

Buyers can choose from a variety of marijuana-based treats – and can ingest the drug in chocolate and caramel snacks and even drink it in punch.

‘This is too big to fail. We’re just hoping everyone supersizes,’ Mr Smith joked, when asked if staff would provide a side order of fries.

 

‘We have had incredible interest – people want to pay to be the first. I’m hoping this is not a novelty. I’m hoping it’s not a one trick pony where it’s only big for a week.’

General manager Gonzales explained: ‘Some people smoke and edibles are also a really good option. We also have capsules.

‘The edibles are 100 milligrams. They are 10 milligrams each piece so they are dosed specifically so people can monitor their ingestion.’

‘We are serving a unique type of customer,’ Mr Smith added. ‘This customer will know what they want – they will have experience in this.

Tumbleweed Express had to get approval from the Marijuana Enforcement Division, which said the store cannot allow anyone younger than 21 on the premises, even in the back seat of a car.

Mr Smith confirmed that security will be checking all IDs to make sure people are 21.

Customers then drive up to the counter inside, where ID is checked again and place their order.

The business must also have security and surveillance, and marijuana may not be visible from outside the dispensary.

The car wash building will allow the goods to be screened from outside view.

‘We think the drive-thru is a very creative and innovative idea,’ Parachute Town Manager Stuart McArthur said.

Marijuana accounted for nearly 30 per cent of the community’s 2016 sales tax revenue of just over $1million, McArthur said.

‘The really good news is that other businesses are benefiting from it,’ he said.

Travelers stopping to buy marijuana in Parachute are more likely to stop at restaurants and other shops, he said, helping an economy that was hit hard by a downturn in natural gas production.

Parachute Mayor Roy McClung said the town’s economy would have been in serious trouble without legalized recreational marijuana.

Statewide, marijuana sales brought in close to $200million in taxes and fees last year, the Colorado Department of Revenue said.

The store – which stays open till midnight – is expanding, with seven dispensaries being constructed.

Medical marijuana is legal in 28 states, while recreational marijuana will be legal – as of November – in eight states.