SUN CITY, AZ - Arizona's first medical marijuana dispensary is opening its doors Friday in Sun City.
All Greens, located near Bell Road and 99th Avenue, will be celebrating its grand opening Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.
All Greens recently made the move to Sun City from Surprise. They moved into a former bank with an already operating drive-thru.
Using the drive-thru won’t be as easy as pulling up to a window and grabbing your order. In order to comply with the law, each patient that uses the drive-thru will need to go through two security checks. One with a “budtender” then once again at the window, to make sure the patient is who they say they are, the limit they are allowed, etc.
“Check-in with patients, they (budtenders) have iPads equipped to check the patients with the state limits, making sure that they are in our system, that we have the required documents and they pass on through,” said Anthony Harrington, with All Greens Dispensary.
The drive-thru is also meant to give patients a sense of security for those who know exactly what they want and don’t have to go inside. Several security cameras point at the drive-thru and it is well lit.
“It’s a lot quicker, a lot more convenient,” said Harrington. “Especially for outpatients who are a little bit elderly, the disabled, those who have a little more difficulty getting into the facility.”
IMPORTANT: First-time buyers will not be allowed to use the drive-thru. They first have to go through the security checks inside before they can use the service.
The folks there always had the intention of opening up a drive-thru MMJ but they also wanted to have the service to cater to the older demographic that makes up Sun City.
“With all the cameras and all the lights it’s really wide-open, patients feel really safe here,” Harrington said.
They offer a variety of medications including concentrate, vapes, topicals, tinctures and the largest selection of edibles in the state, a spokesperson said. They also have an assortment of pet products available.
Additionally, All Greens is offering a free, Valley-wide delivery service.
The community is invited to join to their grand opening event which will feature food, drinks, live music, special pricing, and prizes. They're expecting more than 1,000 people to attend the event.