Mile High Stadium naming rights were the butt of an April Fools' Day prank played by Native Roots. (AAron Ontiveroz, Denver Post file)

Buying weed at the gas station? A new kind of Colorado convenience store

COLORADO SPRINGS — The next big marijuana trend may have just hit the ground running in Colorado Springs. Soon, people there will be able to get gas and buy weed.

7NEWS found a place called Gas & Grass owned by Native Roots on the east side of the city.

The company said it is the largest medical marijuana dispensary chain in Colorado. Company officials wouldn’t go into particulars about the new concept but told the Colorado Springs Independent that it bought two Colorado Springs gas stations to transform them into a gas station/dispensary business.

“This is an opportunity to expand the market,” said cannabis advocate Robert Chase. “We still need the owners to be responsible.”

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