Cannabis Vending Machines to Debut in Washint State

By January 29, 2015 News

ZaZZZ MARIJUANA VENDING MACHINE TO MAKE DEBUT IN WASHINGTON STATE

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ZaZZZ Expected to Transact First-Ever Consumer Purchase of Flower Product

American Green will debut its latest automated, consumer-operated, ID-verifying marijuana dispensing machine, ZaZZZ, inside Seattle Caregivers medical dispensary in South Seattle on Tuesday, February 3. Although ZaZZZ has been live in Colorado locations throughout the past year, those first-generation machines were dispensing edible THC-infused products only. As the first self-service marijuana vending machine in Washington State, ZaZZZ will be stocked by Seattle Caregivers with a wide range of medicinal and recreational marijuana flowers, pot-infused edibles and merchandise making these consumer-initiated transactions the first of their kind in America. The machine is equipped with an advanced ID-scanner to verify a user’s identity, age and additional data before dispensing selected items. ZaZZZ is also temperature controlled to keep its products fresh.

“This is an exciting time in Seattle’s cannabis community, and is representative of what can happen anywhere – laws permitting,” said Stephen Shearin, president and chief operating officer of American Green. “ZaZZZ will simplify, track, and expedite the process in which marijuana users purchase their favorite products.”

The first ZaZZZ machine in the country launched in Eagle-Vail, Colo. at Herbal Elements medical marijuana dispensary last April, and now multiple dispensaries throughout Colorado are also equipped with ZaZZZ with more coming online.

Seattle Caregivers is located at 1207 S. Jackson Street, B-105 in Seattle; phone 206.294.2226. The ZaZZZ is available for use during business hours, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, please visit www.americangreen.com.

In other news, after nearly six months of research and consideration, American Green is pleased to announce its plan to become a long-term participant in the domestic and international industrial hemp market. The company retained Michael Stolz and his company Hempdiol (www.hempdiol.com) to assist in exploring the potential hemp-related market opportunities. After several months of review, Mr. Stolz and his organization have played a key role in American Green’s decision to ramp up its focus on the hemp and CBD markets. Through the relationship, the company has access to 99%+ pure CBD isolate, sourced from the EU. The quality of the product and its source, combined with its diversity and ease of use represents flexibility of market entry in a high-margin industry. In addition, through Hempdiol and other industry contacts, American Green has begun taking steps to ramp up its industrial hemp operations in Kentucky, Michigan, Washington and Arizona.

Be sure to visit the company’s website at www.americangreen.com