TOKERS IN AUBURN, WASHINGTON CAN NOW replenish their stash without leaving the car. Joint Rivers has opened what is believed to be the state’s first drive-thru recreational Cannabis dispensary, reports the SeattlePI.com.
The shop is operating in something of a legal gray zone. Auburn has limited the number of pot stores that can open within city limits. But Joint Rivers is in a new building behind the Muckleshoot Bingo Hall — meaning it falls on tribal land.
According to the Federal Way Mirror, the Muckleshoot tribe “processed the application, performed its own building permit review and handled all other planning and development matters related to the business.” City officials said they didn’t even know the tribe was putting in a marijuana dispensary until it opened.
Joint Rivers is located at 2121 Auburn Way S. in Auburn, and is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The first medical marijuana dispensary drive-thru in the state was opened back in 2013 by now-defunct SonSHINE Organics. Owner Sarena Haskins at the time said she believed it to be the first such drive-thru in the state.