CBD consumers in Colorado are now able to buy their favorite products at select 7-Eleven locations out of a robot. Yes, that’s right: a CBD dispensing robot.
Starting this week, select 7-Eleven convenience stores in the state of Colorado will feature CBD-dispensing, high-tech vending machines produced by greenbox Robotics, the industrial automation company behind widely celebrated CBD and cannabis-dispensing robots found in Come Back Daily and Erba Collective, among other very cool places.
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The Colorado-based greenbox Robotics pilot program kicked off with the rollout of the first CBD-dispensing robot at a 7-Eleven location in Boulder.
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Kenny Monfort, director of development at the Monfort Companies, the firm that owns and operates the Boulder 7-Eleven store in question, said, “Monfort is always on the look out for innovative technology that will optimize our portfolio of businesses,” adding that the greenbox robot will “add value, intrigue and delight” the customers of the company’s convenience stores.
In addition, Monfort explained, having high-priced items inside the machine will reduce shrinkage – or theft, to put it in plain English.
Interestingly, it’s not 7-Eleven or Monfort that will be selecting the CBD products being sold. Instead, greenbox is being trusted to curate the CBD collection offered to 7-Eleven customers in Colorado.
7-Eleven now joins the list of big US retailers offering CBD products, alongside CVS, Walgreens, Urban Outfitters, and a few others listed in this Forbes article. However, 7-Eleven is the first to offer an automated service and curated selection. Even more interestingly, greenbox will seek to feature select small, up-and-coming CBD brands that might otherwise not be able to hit the shelves at retailers of such size.
And, for those worried about people under the legal CBD purchase age being able to access these restricted products using greenbox machines, I have three words: no se preocupen.
greenbox robots use a sophisticated age and ID verification system, to ensure anyone acquiring products out of their boxes is legally allowed to do so.