Most consumers have always fantasized with it. Today, it is possible. Weed vending machines are a reality and they will become very popular in a near future.
Due to all the controversy going around weed ever since people started consuming it, it’s always been a problem to obtain weed. That would change with its legalization, yes. But most of the time you still need to contact someone else to obtain your weed. What if you could erase all human contact from this process? Wouldn’t it be more comfortable and easier? Well, it’s actually possible already.
The Origin of the Machine
About five years ago the idea was discussed in some conferences and debates about medical marijuana dispensaries. It was Endexx Corp. that started working on the project, acquiring two small companies known as Cann-Can LLC and Dispense Labs LLC. The first weed vending machine was finalized and announced in October 2013. From 2015 and on we have already seen some examples of these vending machines in Seattle and Vancouver.
Other companies, most of them penny stock companies, had expressed their desires to develop weed vending machines. The increasing popularity of weed in the world gave investors an overview of how good the idea was. Medical marijuana is a market that has been growing really fast the last few years. The margin of error was really small for a project like this.
The Evolution of Weed Vending Machines
Once they started becoming popular, companies decided to add more features. Not only weed, but also edible marijuana products are now available in these peculiar machines. Medbox was the first company to start making vending machines with edible marijuana products such as:
Medbox has sold more than 500 machines to US dispensaries.
Some of the machines also offer weed-related products such as eye drops, energy drinks to enhance the effect of weed, and of course, a whole set of snacks for munchies. Everything to make dispensaries the only stop needed by stoners to get their supplies for a ganja session.
Some of these machines even sell booze. Nowadays, organizing a party seems way easier than before.
Another amazing feature on most weed vending machines is how easy to find they are. You can use apps such as WeedMaps and Leafly to check for the location of dispensaries with these practical weed ATMs.
So, no Human Contact?
Well, most of these machines sell products that can’t be sold to underage clients. You will find them being kept behind the counter and the vendor will ask you for your ID. Nevertheless, American Green has developed a prototype for a vending machine that would use biometric verification technology provided with a private screen and a fingerprints scanner in order to:
- Control the selling of age-restricted items
- ID verification
- Asking for medical prescriptions when needed
weed vending machines are for sure the best option for clients who want to avoid face-to-face contact. The most discrete and practical way to get some weed is becoming very popular!