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Gas & Grass: Colorado pot shop opens gas station

In this photograph taken with a fisheye lens Saturday, April 25, 2015, buyers make their purchases at the counter as a contingent of lawmakers, their staffers and a handful of lobbyists tour one of two retail and grow operations for both medical and recreational marijuana in northeast Denver. .
In this photograph taken with a fisheye lens Saturday, April 25, 2015, buyers make their purchases at the counter as a contingent of lawmakers, their staffers and a handful of lobbyists tour one of two retail and grow operations for both medical and recreational marijuana in northeast Denver. . AP Photo/David Zalubowski

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A Colorado marijuana dispensary is opening what is thought to be the world’s first combination pot dispensary and gas station.

The Gas & Grass business opens Saturday in Colorado Springs. It is a gas station adjacent to a Native Roots medical marijuana dispensary.

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Colorado does not allow pot shops to sell non-marijuana products. So the gas station and pot shop will have distinct entrances. But medical marijuana patients that shop at Native Roots will get discounts on the gasoline, similar to a grocery store loyalty program. Members of the public who don’t shop at the dispensary can also fill up at the station.

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Native Roots plans to open a second Colorado Springs location next month.

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