Colorado’s first marijuana vending machine unveiled

Posted at 3:03 PM, Apr 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-18 15:03:35-04

AVON, Colo. — It’s being called the future of marijuana in Colorado. No long lines and no sales person needed.

KDVR reported that marijuana entrepreneurs unveiled Colorado’s high-tech marijuana vending machine in Eagle County Friday night.

The machine is not in use yet, but went on display at Montana’s Smokehouse barbecue in Avon.

The machine is called the “Zazz” and is Colorado’s first marijuana edibles vending machine.

The machine will soon be stocked with goods from Herbal Elements from nearby Eagle-Vail.

The machine is for medical marijuana patients only. People wanting to buy a marijuana brownie will need to have a valid medical marijuana card. Their ID will have to be verified before getting anything from the machine.

The entrepreneurs hope to have several of them in place soon.

Colorado is expected to bring in an estimated $98 million in marijuana tax revenue this year, exceeding the state’s original expectations by 40 percent, according to Reuters.