Nowadays, pretty much everything we could ever want or need is available with the click of a finger or a tap on an app. People want things as fast as possible, with little effort having to be made. Fortunately, new technology has made that entirely possible.

When you have a craving you just can't resist, these vending machines throughout Colorado can help with your fix. These local vending machines have far beyond the average candy bars, sodas, and chips.

Cannabis Products

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There are now multiple marijuana vending machines throughout Colorado where cannabis products such as edibles, flower, and vape oils can be purchased with just a few taps. The first pot vending machine to pop up was at Strawberry Fields dispensary in Pueblo. This method allows buyers to bypass the budtender experience and be on their way as fast as possible. That's dope...

Pizza

Who wants to sit around waiting for a hot pizza to be delivered when a vending machine can spit one out in three minutes? That's right -  located at 1400 Market Street in Denver, is one of the country's first-ever pizza vending machines. Basil Street Pizza offers limited choices of cheese, pepperoni, supreme, and special flavors of the month pizzas that go from frozen to ready in minutes.

Mini Art Pieces & Jewelry

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Colorado's first Art-o-mat brand dispenser was installed in Denver's Access Gallery in 2012 and has been a hit ever since. The retired cigarette-vending machine dispenses $5 palm-sized pieces of art, including items like earrings and intricate collages. Half of the machine is stocked with work by professional artists from Colorado and around the country and the rest of filled with art created by teens with disabilities. The featured artists receive fifty percent of the sale. There are now more than 100 of these machines across the country.

Cycling Essentials

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University Bicycles in Boulder installed a convenient cycling-themed vending machine that's open 24/7. The machine offers items like gels, energy bars, CO2 cartridges, tubes, cycling caps, gloves, lights, chain lube, multi-tools, and more. The owners were considering adding condoms and doobies to the Pearl Street contraption too. According to bicycling.com, the popular vending machine paid for itself in approximately one year.

A Healthy, Gourmet Meal

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Front Forty's unique vending machine concept makes farm-to-table meals accessible to all people. The machine dispenses healthy, ready-to-eat meals that come in compostable or recyclable packaging. Prices range from $5 to $10 depending on the dish. Some options include quinoa salads and vegan doughnuts. The machine is located inside the Stanley Marketplace at 2501 N. Dallas St. in Aurora.

Socks and Other Local Souvenirs

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This is another colorful vending machine that lives in the common area of Aurora's Stanley Marketplace. It was installed by the owners of Velvet Wolf and Little Wolf boutiques. The funky-chic machine, hand-painted by Denver artist So-Gnar, is filled with a variety of items created by local artists and makers. Some of the souvenirs inside include magnets, Colorado-themed jewelry, and socks.

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