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It was only a matter of time until someone took the “budtender” out of the process of buying marijuana. Now, buying weed is almost as easy as grabbing a soda or pack of gum. Well, sort of.

The ZaZZZ marijuana vending machine, made by Tempe, Ariz.-based American Green, will make its debut in Seattle this week, inside the Seattle Caregivers medical dispensary in South Seattle starting tomorrow.

The machine will be stocked with a “wide range of medicinal and recreational marijuana flowers, pot-infused edibles and merchandise making these consumer-initiated transactions the first of their kind in America,” according to this release. It includes an ID scanner that can verify a user’s identity, age and other data.

ZaZZZ machines have been operating in Colorado over the past year, but this will be the first one in Washington. Recreational weed was legalized in Washington last year, but since this is a medical marijuana facility, you still need all your medical documentation to enter the dispensary and get your ZaZZZ on.

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