Coming soon: vending machines that scan your fingerprints and sell you pot

The long list of strange things you can buy from a vending machine already includes cupcakes, raw meat, wine, gold, and underwear. Up next: marijuana.

USA Today reported that a Phoenix-based cannabis technology firm called American Green recently developed a vending machine prototype that will check a customer's ID using biometric verification and sell pot or other age-restricted items to anyone legally allowed to buy. which made its debut at a convention in Las Vegas last month and hasn't been approved for use anywhere yet,

The option is being presented as ideal for consumers hoping to get their hands on marijuana while avoiding face-to-face contact with a seller, or perhaps someone they know. The technology should make "individuals who need it more comfortable," because it would presumably rule out the possibility buyers would "run into their pastor or...

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