Marijuana-Dispensing Machines Coming to San Diego
Not only does not rain in San Diego. Not only is it a whales vagina. Not only are there tons of hot chicks there. Now they get marijuana dispensing machines? NOT FAIR!
SAN DIEGO – They dispense snacks and movies, but vending machines in San Diego may soon be kicking out a different product — marijuana.
Those medical marijuana dispensaries shut down during a crackdown in 2011 could soon reappear in San Diego, along with some high-tech help.
“It’s armor-coated. Second, it’s 800 pounds,” said Bruce Bedrick, CEO of Medbox.
The Medbox system is a patented machine that resembles a vending machine with one big difference.
Medical marijuana patients swipe a prepaid card, press their fingerprint and browse for medicine.
Bedrick hopes to build up to 30 dispensaries containing the machines in San Diego.
In a few weeks, with Mayor Bob Filner’s backing, the San Diego City Council will consider an ordinance that would issue permits for dispensaries.
“Have we started taking deposits on … locations … yes, we have,” said Bedrick.
Unlike machines that dispense movies or snacks, the major difference with the Medbox is security. The fingerprinting helps prevent fraud, and the software also validates prescriptions and dosage.