American Green (ERBB) reports that it has begun shipping its ZaZZZ consumer-operated marijuana vending machines to dispensaries in Colorado. According to the company, it is the first automated consumer-operated machine on the market. The first locations to take delivery will be Herbal Elements in Eagle-Vail and Doctors Orders in Denver.
After the machine verifies the customer's identity from an ID card scan, a purchase can be made using cash, bitcoin, credit of debit cards (once banking regulations catch up). If the ID fails to match, the machine's security system will prevent operation and the customer will be directed to speak with a dispensary staff member.