Colorado’s First ‘Cannabis Vending Machine’ is a Real Thing

Imagine walking up to a touch screen covered with different strains of weed, picking out which one you want, and watching while a machine packs, seals and dispenses a bag of weed just for you. It may seem a bit far fetched and, depending on where you live, downright illegal. But, for your friendly Colorado stoner, it may start to become more and more common.

The machine debuted at Terrapin Care Station dispensary in Aurora, produced by a company called ACE – Automated Cannabis Experience.

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According to ACE, the machine provides “a game-changing way for consumers to purchase cannabis […] With a massive observation window and intuitive touchscreen interface, ACE engages shoppers in a cannabis shopping experience unlike any they’ve ever encountered.”

ACE also claims that “the unattended cannabis retail solution provides unique benefits to consumers and dispensaries, alike,” listing those benefits as enhanced ID verification, faster checkouts, an improved sales experience, and minimizing in-store diversity, equity, and inclusion concerns given multilingual functionality. reports that the machine can hold up to 1,152 products, including concentrates, flower, edibles, vape oil cartridges, and more.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis took to Twitter to announce the state’s first cannabis vending machine, which offers a fully automated experience. Proof of identification and age are still needed to access the machine.

Polis’ announcement was met with positive and negative feedback. Negative complaints were mostly from those concerned with the ease of access to cannabis.

How do you feel about the addition of a vending machine to Colorado’s cannabis scene?

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