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Marapharm Ventures announces purchase of automated cannabis vending machines


November 29, 2016
By Canadian Vending

Kelowna, B.C. – Marapharm Ventures Inc. of Kelowna, B.C., is purchasing automated cannabis machines that will be branded “Marapharm ACM.”

The ACM system provides for point-of-sale transactions, inventory management, secure product storage, enhanced availability of product, privacy, and a reduction in labour costs, the company said in a news release.  
Initially, ACMs will be located within retail outlets or dispensaries in Washington and Nevada. ACMs will stock and only sell Marapharm products in states where Marapharm owns the cultivation facilities and is permitted to act as a retail dispenser. In other areas, the machines will be leased to growers or will occupy floor space in retail outlets and dispensaries under revenue participation agreements.  
The company has ordered and paid for two pilot ACMs, with delivery expected to take place in January 2017. Photos of an ACM can be seen on Marapharm’s website, at http://www.marapharm.com.
“Bank machines work well inside a bank so it’s reasonable to think that a cannabis machine will work well inside a cannabis store. Our machines are a state of the art way for dispensaries to reduce staffing requirements and fulfill orders in a compliant and expeditious manner. ACMs may prove to be lucrative for the company as an additional source of revenue”, says Linda Sampson, chief executive officer and director of Marapharm.