Get Carrie Rengers' up-to-the-minute Wichita and Kansas business scoops and entertaining insights.
Rolling Green Fattys Tours takes customers on literal and figurative Colorado trips
03/10/2014 5:00 AM
06/25/2014 5:53 PM
WICHITA — The middle man in a drug deal typically is someone who takes one person's product and sells it to someone else who wants to use it.
In the case of RGF Tours – or Rolling Green Fattys Tours – Ken Jeter has started a business to transport customers where they can legally buy marijuana.
"We're kind of like the middle person," Jeter says. "Basically, right now we've decided to set it up to run people back and forth to Colorado."
He seems to tend to avoid the m-word.
Instead, Jeter says things such as, "They've got the newly legal recreational stuff there in Colorado."
Jeter, who works for himself in construction, says he got the idea for the tours from his friends.
"I've got a lot of friends that dabble in the smoking."
As he was planning his business, Jeter says he then heard about a similar one in Salina.
Jeter charges couples $400 for a round-trip tour to Colorado. It costs individuals $210.
"They can go down there, and they can check it out. If they want to smoke ... that's on them."
About Carrie Rengers
Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.
A Michigan native, Carrie’s father was quite tragically transferred to Little Rock, Ark., in the middle of her sophomore year of high school. To make matters worse, her parents put her in a girls school. She recovered, though, and went on to enjoy being an English major at Hendrix College (the Harvard of the Ozarks, don’t you know). She worked for the weekly Arkansas Business and the statewide daily Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before moving to Wichita to be with her favorite writer and cook, husband Joe Stumpe.
Carrie encourages readers to contact her with tips, questions, behind-the-scenes business news and even funny quotes from business people. Reach her at 316-268-6340 or email@example.com.
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.