Greenbox Robotics Debuts Marijuana Vender

Posted On: 7/20/2018

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LOS ANGELES -- Greenbox Robotics LLC is rolling out its touchscreen cannabis vending machine, which can vend multiple items in a single transaction and is designed to streamline purchase flow. Its first machines will ship on Aug. 15 and its inaugural dispensary partners are Sky Dispensaries and Erba Collective in the Los Angeles area.

With Greenbox, customers can skip the line and expedite their in-store experience with an average shopping time of less than three minutes. The native app allows Greenbox customers to customize their experience and enables them to discover exactly which products are in stock before stepping foot into the store.

The machine's temperature-controlled storage compartment gives dispensary owners have the ability to track shelf life, identify trending products and service customers quickly. The company focuses on five core verticals: cannabis flower, edibles, extracts, CBD products and cannabis accessories -- all of which dispensary owners control at their discretion.   

Standing at 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide, the machines are designed to maximize retail space. They're equipped with a robotic arm that can dispense any product that can fit through the delivery bin. The gull-wing door opens like the trunk of an SUV to facilitate restocking.

To ensure that Greenbox is compliant with regulations, each unit is located within the dispensary past the point of security. Taking it a step further, the company can deploy biometric facial recognition to verify users.

In addition to the dispensary market, the company has plans to utilize the technologies to go beyond the traditional store setting and expand into locations such as hotels, music festivals and convenience stores. Greenbox will also be offering a CBD-only kiosk which will enable states with the proper legislation to install machines in a more public setting.

Dispensary owners pay an installation and monthly upkeep fee, which allows them to hand select products and stock the kiosks at their own discretion as well as recognize trends and make recommendations based on purchase data.