People who have visited marijuana dispensaries in America will know the buying process isn’t fast if you don’t know exactly what you want.
Sellers usually like to give shoppers a good run through of all the products so they can walk away with exactly the right bud, oil or edible.
This can sometimes lead to hours-long queues, which is hardly what you want when you just want to duck in and out of a store.
That’s why the Anna weed vending machine is being distributed to help buyers get their product quickly.
According to The Denver Post, four ‘tricked out vending machines’ have been launched inside the Strawberry Fields dispensary in central Pueblo.
They’re set to debut at another dispensary in Colorado – Starbuds in Aurora – later this year.
The company plans to launch in Massachusetts next month and open more stores in Colorado. By 2021, it aims to have stores in Nevada, California and Canada too.
Anna founder and CEO Matt Frost told the Colorado newspaper this new machine will hopefully cut down wait times for people who know what they want.
He said: “There are experienced cannabis customers who don’t necessarily need that one-on-one interaction with a budtender.
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“They know what they want before they walk in, they’re ready to go in and out. By doing this we’re giving more time back to the people who do need hand holding and want that education from a live person.
“With Covid and