Calif. Tries Medical Pot Vending Machines

California now has vending machines that dispense medical marijuana to users, 24/7, just like an ATM.

Check out this AP video.

The DEA wants to shut them down, even though they are legal under state law.

Another good thing about our Democratic candidates: All support ending the federal raids on medical marijuana clinics. Granite Staters has report cards for both the Democratic and Republican candidates. Here's where they were in 2003 and 2004.

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    I love California (1.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Judith on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 09:44:02 AM EST
    if it werent so dangerous I'd move there.  I dont want to fall into a crack in the earth...but it is so nice.

    Can't watch the video from here. (none / 0) (#1)
    by oculus on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 02:13:30 AM EST
    What is the process?  Does the person with the medical recommendation for mj insert it in a card reader?

    Pretty Nifty...... (none / 0) (#3)
    by kdog on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 09:52:14 AM EST
    They should put these in airports and bus stations....for travelers without connections at their destination.

    Super Bowl pot connection (none / 0) (#4)
    by Dadler on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 09:57:00 AM EST
    Interesting note that the kicker for the New York Giants, whose foot booted NY into the Super Bowl with a game winning kick at Green Bay, has a brother serving, get this, 27 years in federal prison for, you guessed it, marijuana trafficking.  27 years for pot.  Sports guys have been mentioning the story, but none of them has the brains to think: "Wow, maybe it's a bad idea and no justice at all, to spend millions incarcerating people for peddling a plant that is infintitely less harmful that booze, which is sponsoring this great American Super Bowl event."

    The stupidity of drug laws is staggering.

    Sad story Dadler, all around. (none / 0) (#5)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 11:29:37 AM EST
    27 years... (none / 0) (#10)
    by diogenes on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 10:16:03 PM EST
    I somehow think that the guy who is serving 27 years was selling tons of pot, not possessing "small amounts for personal use".  
    If you don't want to do the time, don't do the crime.

    The only crime here..... (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by kdog on Thu Jan 31, 2008 at 09:06:32 AM EST
    is the 27 year sentence for moving a crop to market.

    It was, literally, claimed to be tons, (none / 0) (#12)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Thu Jan 31, 2008 at 02:09:12 PM EST
    although his sentences were for less (two convictions, one for more than 100 kilos, less than 1000 kilos, and the second for less than 100 kilos).

    And it was his 2nd (and 3rd) drug felony. And he didn't learn from his first felony conviction. And it looks like he intimidated witnesses (his childhood best friends/drug smuggling partners). And his parents cite the trial, et al, as the reason for their divorce. And his mom has recently had truly life-threatening health issues. And he freely chose the life he lived. And...

    Sad story, all around.


    And..... (none / 0) (#13)
    by kdog on Thu Jan 31, 2008 at 02:21:55 PM EST
    the reefer trade rolls on and on and on regardless of how many people get caged for how many years.

    Sad is right brother...sad and pointless.


    OK (none / 0) (#6)
    by squeaky on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 12:16:36 PM EST
    But I wouldn't use the machine because of the fingerprint scanning. Would be nasty if the feds took the machine and all the fingerprint data and used it to convict users.

    Nothing a little.... (none / 0) (#7)
    by kdog on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 03:37:04 PM EST
    Krazy-glue can't fix squeaky:)

    Ha (none / 0) (#8)
    by squeaky on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 04:17:08 PM EST
    Jeralyn (none / 0) (#9)
    by Patrick on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 08:00:52 PM EST
    You claim these machines are legal under California Law.  Can you, or anyone else for that matter, please cite the applicable law?