Marijuana Vending Machine Ships Out
While some people claim that the fingerprint taking, camera wielding vending machines in California are pretty awesome, others see it differently. These machines just add another layer of security to buying your meds, which really doesn't seem necessary. The point of these machines is supposed to be discreetness and you're not being discreet if you're required to put in a membership card, a fingerprint scan, and your face is being zoomed in on and macroed by a camera. Thankfully, new machines have been in production for a while and are finally being sent out all over the country to dispensaries everywhere.
The ZaZZZ was released in Colorado earlier this year. These machines are far more easier to deal with and really do what they're supposed to; put the patient at ease. With some people being extremely secretive about their choice of medicine, the machines will eliminate the need for the patient to interact with staff. It will also allow marijuana shops to increase their revenue, meaning that the more experienced customers that know what they want can just grab it from the machine while the staff of the store helps new patients or ones that aren't getting the correct medicine.
Once the machines are set up, they will operate quite simply. The customer/patient inserts their proper identification in to the machine. The card is scanned and the computer uses real time verification to make sure that the person who is using the ID actually is that person. When the positive ID is made and that the person is who they say they are, the machine will allow them to purchase their products with cash, Bitcoin, and hopefully soon, credit and debit cards. If the ID is not accepted, the customer will be directed to speak with a staff member to ensure that the issue is resolved. In addition, the machines are climate controlled in order to give the customer the best product possible.
Dispensaries in Denver are going to be the first places that get these machines, with other shops getting them soon after. The machines are being looked at as a real asset to the marijuana community. Making more sales and creating a safer environment for patients, these machines are sure to be a hit not only in Denver but all over the nation as they start to appear in the shops. Hopefully, this awesome idea gets even better in the coming years, establishing an awesome way for everyone to make a little extra money!
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Who Is Chris Christie And Why Marijuana Lovers Need To Know
You may know him as the man who had no answer for the father asking him to please not let his daughter die (referring to the Wilson viral video that showed how ignorant and disrespectful Christie is when confronted with the idea of giving cannabis to children suffering from epilepsy). Or as the man who bantered on and on about "gateway drugs" when asked about the plant on a radio show. Or possibly, you just know him as the governor of New Jersey. This man is trying to take on the anti-marijuana movement singlehandedly against the grain of the thousands of supporters that the plant gains every single day. So if people support weed so much and Christie is just rude politician, what's the issue?
The issue is that Christie may end up running for president of the US. And that's pretty bad for the people in America who are pro-pot. The state of New Jersey currently allows medical marijuana to be sold and bought by patients with a doctor's recommendation. Christie, however, only allowed one dispensary to open in the state and that one shop doesn't sell the concentrates that some patients (like Vivian Wilson, the little girl suffering from epilepsy in that viral video) need in order to feel better. Even after confronted during a press conference by the girl's father, Christie barely let an edible rule pass, saying that the single medical shop could sell edibles. Unfortunately, a low demand for high CBD edibles causes the shop to not carry the medicine. So basically, not much help to the child in need.
Christie doesn't seem to have accepted the facts. Every single poll released recently has shown increasing support in favor of telling the Feds to butt out of state cannabis business. Colorado and Washington are raking in the big bucks due to the legal marijuana sales and even though states don't want to seem eager, you know all the politicians are hungering for the $15+ million a week in revenue from bud sales. Christie doesn't see the money as a good thing. In the radio interview, a listener explained the incredible financial benefits of legalization and Christie couldn't even let the listener finish. Cutting her off with "Let me stop you right there. You know when it may come down the road? When I'm gone. Because it won't happen while I'm here." He then proceeds to quote a study that basically says marijuana consumers aren't as smart as those that don't use marijuana... Going all the way back to "stoners are stupid". His ending argument, of course, was to say that marijuana is a gateway drug and it should not be allowed.
He may sound silly and very, very wrong. But if this man happens to worm his way in to the Oval Office, the cannabis movement is in trouble. Even the progress of Colorado and Washington could be halted by such an abrasive, uninformed person. Stoners need to know about opponents like this so we know what we're up against... Although with Christie, I'm unsure as to how valid and solid his arguments actually are. Considering the gateway drug theory has been disproven time and time again, we will hopefully be safe from cannabis predators like this.
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