There’s a new machine that’s dispensing marijuana. It’s not the first time we’ve seen machines like this. CBS News in LA ran a story about a machine in 2008.
But it’s aimed at making marijuana available for patients 24 hours a day. So when the regulated dispensary closes at 9pm or whatever, its’ customers can continue to buy around the clock.
But who is watching the buyers? Sure there’s a fingerprint system and a cameras, but how do sellers know that a legitimate patient isn’t buying an ounce with the intention of providing it to his teenaged buddies standing right next to him. He may not be that much of a smoker, so he may only need an 1/8 ounce. That’s 7/8 left for the teens, who would probably gladly cover the costs of the cannabis.
In a glance at some of the stories surrounding this, customers are reporting that the marijuana isn’t as fresh, so maybe like the ones that debuted 4 years ago, they will not be very popular.
But the big concern is teenagers getting their hand on marijuana.
To see video of the machine, you can check out the story on the OC Register by clicking here.