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High tech pot vending machine could make buying the drug easier

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Zzazz will offer many varieties of marijuana. (Source: CNN) Zzazz will offer many varieties of marijuana. (Source: CNN)
COLORADO (WVUE, 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 that could make getting pot as easy as buying a candy bar.

The unveiling of a vending machine that promises to make pot purchases faster and easier, without being accessible to children.

Stephen Shearin is Chief Operating Officer of the company unveiling Zzazz. It is the first pot product vending machine which verifies a user's age starting with their driver's license. 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.

The Zzazz 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.

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

The machine will track pot products, like Blue Koodoo, and Beyond Mars, chocolates, and tea.

Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved. CNN contributed to this report.

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