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“Gas and Grass”, The World’s First Marijuana-Gas-Station

Denver continues to pioneer and set the standard for the ‘norm’ of marijuana business.

“I believe we’ll have lottery tickets, beverages, cigarettes and similar things that you would pick up in a convenience store,” explains the Native Roots Spokes Person, Tia Mattson. Native Roots is a popular and successful company in denver thats always trying to ‘break new ground’. ”

“We definitely are leaders and we’re visionaries,” Mattson said. “It’s just one more thing for us to pair up the shopping and convenience of gas with a stop for somebody who is a patient, to knock off both errands at one time.”

koaa.com reports:

COLORADO SPRINGS –

A new business model in the marijuana industry is about to open it’s doors. It’s called Gas and Grass and the stores combine a traditional gas station with a marijuana dispensary. Denver based Native Roots will open its first two Gas and Grass locations in Colorado Springs next month, one at West Uintah and 17th Street, the other Academy and Galley.

“It’s really just kind of pairing the convenience in one specific stop,” said company spokesperson Tia Mattson.

She explained the dispensary will have its own separate entrance and must follow all the same rules and restrictions that apply to all other medical marijuana stores in Colorado. The gas station, like all gas stations, will be open to the public.

“I believe we’ll have lottery tickets, beverages, cigarettes and similar things that you would pick up in a convenience store,” Mattson said.

She said Native Roots prides itself on breaking new boundaries. Their eleven dispensaries and retail marijuana stores statewide operate they way you might expect a national retailer in any other industry to be run. The store have a uniform look with common merchandise and pricing structures.

In addition to marijuana products, the stores also sell marijuana themed shirts, hats and souvenirs. Mattson said the gas station concept simply expands that other-than-cannabis business idea.

“We definitely are leaders and we’re visionaries,” Mattson said. “It’s just one more thing for us to pair up the shopping and convenience of gas with a stop for somebody who is a patient, to knock off both errands at one time.”

Native Roots will offer loyalty discounts to their marijuana patients. Mattson said she envisions a process similar those used by grocery stores and warehouse retailers that have their own gas stations.

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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