With 420 2014 only a few days away, Colorado-based company American Green decided to unveil the first ever marijuana vending machine. The 420 friendly dispenser called ‘Zazz Machine’ is located outside Montana’s Smokehouse restaurant in Eagle-Vail, Colorado. The machine will be stocked with products from the cannabis company Herbal Elements in hopes to "eliminate the middle man."
Unlike traditional vending machines, this one is equipped with age-verifiers to ensure that it's dispensing to a legally aged customer. Those wanting to make a purchase must swipe their driver’s license to verify their identity and age. As a safety measure, the machine also installed multiple cameras to ensure the person on the licence matches the potential customer.
Marijuana usage has been legalized in many states, but is this the future for its distribution?