The state’s largest dispensary, located on the southwest corner of Priest Dr. and Baseline Rd. in Tempe, will debut a new drive-thru this Friday, just in time for the holiday weekend. Operated by The Mint Dispensary, the new drive-thru will offer more convenience for busy patients on the go who need to pick up their medicine to help treat their illnesses, which could range from cancer and epilepsy to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Crohn’s diseases. 

As a trailblazer in Arizona’s medical cannabis space, The Mint Dispensary operates the third-largest medical marijuana dispensary in the nation. Known for its innovation, the Mint team introduced the nation’s first full-service cannabis kitchen of its kind in October 2018; The Mint Café offers freshly prepared infused foods for patients to consume at home.

“The CDC is encouraging people to use drive-thru services whenever possible, so this new offering could not come at a better time,” said Eivan Shahara, Co-Founder and CEO of The Mint Dispensary. “As an essential service in Arizona, adding a drive-thru option allows us to better serve patients as we continue to keep safety top-of-mind for everyone.”

The new drive-thru will initially be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The same medical marijuana card verification processes and associated safety initiatives and operational protocols will be in effect for drive-thru patients, just as they are inside the dispensary. Patients will be required to first place their drive-thru orders online at; patients then receive a text message once their order is ready for pick up from the drive-thru.

With more than 100 employees at its Tempe and Mesa locations, the Mint Dispensary is currently hiring as it continues to grow. The Mint team will open a third medical marijuana dispensary location in Arizona, at Bell and Cave Creek Roads in north Phoenix, by the end of the year. Two additional Mint Dispensary locations will open in west Phoenix in early 2021. The Mint brand is also currently expanding to other states, with approved locations underway in Michigan, Massachusetts and Missouri.