Posted: Mar 7, 2013 11:05 AM by Associated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego may soon permit marijuana sales from vending machines.
KGTV-TV says the City Council is scheduled to consider an ordinance in the next few weeks that would permit the machines.
Medical marijuana patients would collect pot from the machines inside brick-and-mortar dispensaries. To prevent fraud, the machines require a fingerprint and a prepaid card.
The $50,000 machines are built by the firm Medbox. CEO Bruce Bedrick says the 800-pound armored devices are safe from theft.
He says the company hopes to have up to 30 machines in San Diego and has begun taking location deposits.
Medbox says 150 medical marijuana dispensaries in the U.S. and Canada have installed them
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