Accessing medical cannabis is becoming easier and easier for patients. A forward thinking company called American Green, became one of the first publicly traded medical marijuana companies in the U.S. with an IPO in 2009. The company is best known for its Zazzz medical cannabis vending machine. The vending machine can handle all types of medical cannabis products from flower and edibles to vape carts and concentrates.
Vending machines from the company are already taking a foothold in Colorado and Washington. The company recently released a new version that uses military grade biometrics. Some of the highlites the company touts on its website are:
Military Grade Biometrics
Access to regulated products is controlled though finger vein authentication, creating a biometric signature protected by and through the Tomassi patent (US 6711 465 B2.
Interactivity & Product Information
With a stunning, large-screen touch display, the AGM attracts attention, increasing product sales. Product information such as nutritional facts can be displayed in static or video format.
Utilizing the rich HD display and by leveraging high-visibility locations, digital signage generates a new source of advertising income for vending operators. Relevant advertising can be offered based on location and sales history as well as non-specific demographic targeting through the use of passive facial recognition.
Flexible Payment Options
Cash, coin, bitcoin, credits, and loyalty points; and with optional card readers and scanners (magnetic stripe, IC and RFID cards, QR codes, NFC), the AGM can be configured for a variety of card and cashless payment methods.
Telemetry & Remote Manageability
Operational status alerts notify you when your machine is vandalized, encounters an error, runs out of stock, etc. Vending operators can access live inventory levels in each device. Through the VendronCloud service, service and restocking routes can be optimized to maximize efficiency.
Expandability with the AGM API
Incorporating a flexible application programming interface (API,) available libraries and the necessary resources and tools for customization, the AGM API allows the smart vending solution to be further optimized with new functionality.
High Product Mix & Capacity
Adaptability of machine form-factors provides options enables flexibility in product distribution accounting for (but not confined to) height, width, depth. weight, climate control and regulatory constraints. *Capacity and options vary by base hardware manufacturer.
Ergonomic & Eco-Friendly
Designed to be ADA compliant to be disabilities-friendly. Eco-friendly R123a refrigerant and automated feedback temperature control with heat isolation for optimum energy savings.
Florida Medical Marijuana Vending Machines May Reduce Wait Times
Florida medical marijuana treatment centers have not deployed any vending machines yet, however the Zazzz could greatly reduce the wait time associated with dispensing medication. For Florida patients that know what they want to purchase this would make it a simple, expedited process. The machine has the ability to verify data that is integrated and if American Green worked with the Florida department of health medical marijuana treatment centers this may be something to consider. Adding one or two into a waiting room could greatly speed up the process of getting medicine and allow more time for patients with questions to be served by budtenders. It will still be some time before something like this becomes a reality and we will keep on top of any new developments.