Company hopes to bring 30 marijuana-dispensing machines to San Diego
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, March, 7th 2013 by THCFinder
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.
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Sen. Leahy: Sequester should halt federal marijuana raids
Category: News | Posted on Thu, March, 7th 2013 by THCFinder
The Obama Justice Department is still trying to figure out how to handle the legalization of marijuana possession in Colorado and Washington state, but one senator on Wednesday said that in an era of stretched budgets, the feds should back off.
“I would suggest there are more serious things than minor possession of marijuana,” Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Judiciary Committee chairman, told Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
Minutes earlier, Mr. Holder had warned that the budget sequesters are forcing him to cut more than $1 billion from his department’s operations and said that could hurt national security.
Mr. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, said that’s all the more reason to not continue targeting marijuana users.
Mr. Holder is trying to figure out how the federal government, which still considers marijuana a major illegal drug, will deal with pot users in states where it’s been legalized. He said he expects to have a policy soon.
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