Colorado pot vending machine, it’s ‘high’ tech!

Zzazz the pot vending machine
Zzazz the pot vending machine

AVON, Colo. (KUSA/CNN) – As Colorado continues its experiment as one of the first states to allow legal marijuana use and sales, a “high” tech solution is coming to dispensaries.

The Vail Valley is no stranger to celebrities.

But, people here have never seen a celebrity like this.

Stephen Shearin is COO of Tranzbyte that is unveiling Zzazz.

It’s the object of everyone’s photographs, the first pot product vending machine, which verifies a user’s age starting with their driver’s license.

“At which point multiple cameras would allow us to use some advanced biometrics to make absolutely sure that the person who swiped that card is the owner of that card,” Shearin said.

Zzzaz will not be out in the public. The machines can only be located inside a licensed dispensary.

Herbal Elements in Eagle Vail will house the first one. Owner Greg Honan is excited.

“You can really stack inventory in a safe manner in a concentrated area,” Honan said.

Shearin compares it to the automated express checkout at the grocery store, making this faster and safer.

The machine will track pot products by using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).

There’s no theft issue, there’s no product disappearing.

And they say with the security measures and locations only inside dispensaries, people shouldn’t worry about pot getting into the wrong hands.

“I’m the father of a 12-year-old daughter and I wouldn’t want her having access to it. So, we paid close attention to that,” Shearin said.

Attention of a celebrity for a machine.

“Almost like it’s part of history, if it works out. You know what I mean. It could be a big thing. So, I figured why not,” Honan said.

This is something you just can’t make-up.

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