Marijuana Being Sold From Vending Machines!

Yes of course it’s in California. And just to push even more conservative buttons — the owner (of the vending machines and the property) is a swarthy Middle Easterner. Dear God!

Just think of the millions of rightwing hands being wrung and teeth being gnashed when this story hit the news sites. While he’s at it, the owner might as well install an abortion clinic and a gay bar on the premises. With millions of wingnut voters undergoing a simultaneous seizure, and an election next November…

Vincent Mehdizadeh, inventor and owner of the machine, described his service as: “Convenient access, lower prices, safety, anonymity.”

If you have a card authorizing the use of medical marijuana (and you’re registered in Mehdizadeh’s computer database), you have 24-hour access to these pot-dispensing machines. There are three of these dispensaries; two of them are on property owned by Mehdizadeh.

These dispensaries are completely unobtrusive and they’re surrounded by strip malls, car dealers, furniture shops, etc. The premises are nearly empty except for a security guard, some shelves stocked with herbs and vitamins and a contraption that looks like a large refrigerator (that’s the pot machine). The device is officially known as a Prescription Vending Machine (PVM). You provide your fingerprints and your pre-paid card, and the machine dispenses a bright green envelope. Guess what’s inside!

Since the War on Drugs is one of America’s top priorities (your tax dollars at work), the Spanish Inquisition DEA is already zeroing in on this screaming emergency. A few months ago they developed a new improved, more jugular-based tactic: going after the owners of the property where medical marijuana is dispensed, and confiscating the property. If our government went after real problems with one tenth this much ferocity, this would be a much nicer country to live in.

A DEA spokesman said: “Somebody owns it, it’s on a property and somebody fills it. Once we find out where it’s at, we’ll look into it…”

Well, that takes care of that urgent problem.

9 Responses to “Marijuana Being Sold From Vending Machines!”

  1. Ken Grandlund Says:

    Yep- our asshat government hard at work again solving the most pressing crises of our time.

    Bah!

    I saw this article a few days ago Tom and thought, what a great idea! Too bad our prohibitionist leadership doesn’t quite get it yet- the War on Drugs is a failure, a waste of time, money and people, and serves no real purpose other than to pass our tax dollars to those who hate freedom.

  2. steve Says:

    as a chronic pain sufferer on his last legs: WHERE?

    (that just dismissed what half you libs think)

  3. rube cretin Says:

    I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different. - Vonnegut

  4. The Sirens Chronicles » Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up Says:

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  5. Paul Says:

    Elliot Spitzer wants to make dealers purchase tax stamps. The bottom line is marijuana should not be illegal and anyone in prison for possession should be released immediately. Prisons are big business especially in California an New York.

  6. Lisa Says:

    That’s a great idea. However I would like to see him try to pull that off in his home country.

  7. Lisa Says:

    I wish Spitzer would tax drug dealers. He’d make a killing and maybe take some of the burden off NY homeowners. Or should I say LI homeowners.
    I guess the high LI property taxes are Bush’s fault.

  8. Dusty Says:

    Since the DEA busts our state-sanctioned cannabis dispensaries on a weekly basis I knew it was just a matter of time before they wasted more time and money on putting a halt to this endeavor.

    Lisa..this post isn’t even about property taxes..wtf, you can’t stay on topic for a change..or god forbid..resist get your dig in? Why don’t you write a post instead of just opening your piehole and taking your usual pot shots at all the damn “libruls” on this here “librul” site?

  9. Lisa Says:

    Dusty I was commenting on the comment above mine but I just can’t help myself as there was another post above how tax increases by a future dem will be Bush’s fault I had to add that in.
    But I do agree with these dispenries as you can see from my other comment. But I also wonder how many of these has this guy place around the world.

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