Tech Company Plans Rollout of Cannabis Vending Machines

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According to the press release, the company also plans to launch the product next month in Massachusetts, while also expanding its presence in Colorado. That is essentially the concept behind “anna” (yes, all lowercase), a new product being rolled out by a Boston-based cannabis tech company of the same name. Picture this: cannabis from a vending machine. Retail stores across the country have embraced automation in the last decade, replacing cashiers with self-checkout mechanisms. By next year, anna hopes to expand to Canada, California, and Nevada, as well.

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Picture this: cannabis from a vending machine. 

That is essentially the concept behind “anna” (yes, all lowercase), a new product being rolled out by a Boston-based cannabis tech company of the same name. Here’s how it works, per a demo on the company’s website: a customer walks into a dispensary, where they are met by an “anna.agent”; after completing the check-in, which includes verification of the customer’s drivers license, the agent then wirelessly unlocks the machine, a self-checkout kiosk through which purchases are made. 

The kiosk allows customers to browse the selection of cannabis...

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