Gas & Grass: Buy pot while filling up your tank?

Posted at 6:28 PM, Sep 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-12 20:28:15-04

The next big marijuana trend may have just hit the ground running in Colorado Springs. Soon, people there will be able to get gas and buy weed.

7NEWS found a place called Gas & Grass owned by Native Roots on the east side of the city.  

The company said it is the largest medical marijuana dispensary chain in Colorado. Company officials wouldn't go into particulars about the new concept but told the Colorado Springs Independent that it bought two Colorado Springs gas stations to transform them into a gas station/dispensary business.

"This is an opportunity to expand the market," said Cannabis advocate Robert Chase. "We still need the owners to be responsible."

Will this become a trend? Will concepts like this show up in Denver? What's next ... donuts and Cannabis or coffee and weed?

"Those are all likely combinations," said Chase. "There's nothing in regulations now that prevent that."

People on the street are reacting.

"You can buy cigarettes, you can buy beer, so why not?" said one woman getting gas at a Denver Conoco.

One Denver man would rather not see it.

"I think it's a little crazy, especially in downtown Denver."

Native Roots is hoping to open both "Gas & Grass" locations in Colorado Springs in a few months.