Marijuana legalization in Colorado has already sparked innovation in the state – pot tours, anyone? – and now one company has even created a vending machine capable of dispensing the drug to legally verified users.
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I recently saw a segment on the local news regarding marijuana vending machines being introduced in Colorado, I looked it up online and found this article, I am curious to see what you all think.
Personally, I feel that the innovations in the new market of recreational marijuana need to take a slower pace when being introduced to the public. Recreational use marijuana has been legal for a very short time; however, I would be naive to think that vending machines specific for marijuana has only been in development for four months. Cigarette vending machines are dinosaurs in comparison to the marijuana vending machines described in this article, and the new marijuana vending machines are claimed to be so technologically advanced that “those worried about under-age teenagers taking advantage of the machines have nothing to fear.” I find this concerning because cigarette vending machines have all but disappeared for the purpose of keeping cigarettes out of the hands of under-age teenagers. The decision makers behind the new marijuana market in Colorado need to take a step back and insure that these new machines are as secure as it is claimed to be.
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