It's About Time: Pot Vending Machines

January 30, 2008


We posted another drug vending machine a little while ago, and now there's one made specifically for marijuana -- all thanks to Vincent Mehdizadeh, a Los Angeles medical-cannabis dispensary owner. The heavily armored machines dispense your medication in 1/8 and 1/4 ounce envelopes and require fingerprint and prepaid card verification in order to operate. 1/8 ounce packages go for about $40. The 24-hour machines were designed to provide "convenient access, lower prices, safety, and anonymity." Awesome, except they'll be stoners hanging around these things like flies waiting for people to use them.

A man who said he has been authorized to use medical marijuana as part of his anger management therapy said the vending machine's security measures would at least protect against illicit use of the drug.

However when his pot got stuck in the machine like a candy bar the man went bat-shit nuts and knocked the dispenser over, spilling skunky Baba Ghanoush Kush everywhere.

Pot vending machines take root in Las Angeles [msnbc]

Thanks to Ryan, who is both handsome and intelligent, for the tip

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