In Photos: Arizona’s First Drive-Thru Dispensary Is an Old Bank

Ryan Hill, right, helps Rebecca Herd with her order at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City. The shop, Arizona's first drive-thru dispensary, is located in an old bank building. (Caitlin O'Hara for Leafly)

Arizona saw the launch of its first drive-thru cannabis dispensary over the weekend, with Sun City-based All Greens beginning to serve patients through the window of a former bank building.

The two-story, 6,500-square-foot shop, which opened Oct. 27, is among the largest medical marijuana dispensaries in the nation, according to CEO Anthony Harrington. “The facility was previously a bank with a massive vault, which we utilize for our inventory safe,” he told Leafly, “but most importantly we are now able to operate the drive-thru.”

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Getting regulators to OK a drive-thru was no easy task, Harrington added. It took six months of legal battles with the state, “but we were finally able to prove to the state that we can provide a safe and compliant process for our drive-thru and the community.”

Photographer Caitlin O’Hara took a trip to All Greens to see the drive-thru in action.

Mary Jo Chace, receptionist and bud tender, helps a customer on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz.

The first drive-through dispensary in Arizona on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz.

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Patients browse on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz. There is a wide age range of clientelle, given the dispensary’s close proximity to retirement communities and to Phoenix.

Andi Gonzalez, patient counselor and bud tender, prepares pre-rolled joints for a weekly promotion on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz.

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Patients browse on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz. There is a wide age range of clientelle, given the dispensary’s close proximity to retirement communities and to Phoenix.

A patient orders at the first drive-through dispensary in Arizona on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz.

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CEO Anthony Harrington, shows a photographer the converted bank vault turned inventory vault on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz. At the end of the night, the crew rolls display cases on wheels into the secure vault.

The converted bank vault turned inventory vault on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz. At the end of the night, the crew rolls display cases on wheels into the secure vault.

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CEO Anthony Harrington helps a patient on Oct. 30, 2017 at All Greens medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City, Ariz.