Seattle residents can now purchase cannabis the same way they buy soda and snacks – right out of a vending machine.
Well, maybe not quite the same. First they need to enter a medical marijuana dispensary and show a medical marijuana ID. But those hurdles cleared, the glowing green machines beckon.
The ZaZZZ marijuana vending machine opened Tuesday morning at Seattle Caregivers, a medical marijuana dispensary. Arizona-based American Green, the company behind the vending machine, says it’s the first age-verifying, climate-controlled, self-service dispensary.
The company’s president says it took its cue from bars that used to have cigarette vending machines. They thought: “The 21st century was here and maybe we can upgrade on that because dispensing machines are a very effective way to service the public,” said Stephen Shearin, president and COO of American Green.
The vending machines will be stocked by Seattle Caregivers and provide a “wide range of medicinal and recreational marijuana flowers, pot-infused edibles and merchandise,” said the news release. The temperature-controlled vending machines are equipped with an advanced ID-scanner to verify a user’s identity, age and additional data before dispensing selected items.
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