Are Marijuana-Dealing ATMs Heading to San Diego?

Posted: May. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

I'm not sure how I feel about the prospect of marijuana vending machines in San Diego that will be able to sell marijuana on a street corner to licensed individuals. On one hand, I believe personal freedoms are the single most important aspect of life in any American city. On the other, it just seems weird that people would be able to legally buy weed on a street corner from an ATM-type machine that contains multiple strains of kush, bomb, pot, mary jane, bammer, weed and marijuana. What do you think?

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.


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