No ID needed. If you want marijuana, you can meander over to a cannabis-dispensing vending machine in Vancouver, Canada, the first of its kind installed at the headquarters of the BC Pain Society.
Just like a candy-bar machine, the new marijuana vending machine contains different strains and flavors. You can choose from Purple Kush, Bubba, Kush, and other sativa and indica strains. These varieties are meant to help your body with its own existing endocannabinoid system, not get you high. The machine sells nothing larger than 3.7 grams and you can only use cash to purchase your pot. Purchasing is totally anonymous.
You can see the video posted by the dispensary that shows how innocuous the machine truly is.
“It’s packaged up and sealed professionally. So you come in, you buy your product, it’s fresh, it’s quick and easy, and you’re out of here in minutes. Our regular members, they already know what they want, they can walk up straight up to the vending machine and get in and out quickly. They also know we’re not recording any of their sales, and they’re also happy with that.” –Chuck Varabioff, BC Pain Society
Cannabinoid receptors in our brains are known for their pain-fighting abilities as well as a host of other medicinal qualities. They also affect our mood. This is why cannabis has such far-reaching therapeutic potential. Furthermore, most studies outlining the medical qualities of marijuana do not promote smoking it, but rather eating it, using its oils, and juicing without heating the plant, which destroys most of its medicinal value anyhow.
“If you heat the plant, you will decarboxylate THC-acid and you will get high, you’ll get your 10 mg. If you don’t heat it, you can go up to five or six hundred milligrams & use it as a dietary cannabis….and push it up to the Anti-oxidant and Neuro-protective levels which come into play at hundreds of milligrams” – Dr. William Courtney
It is possible that vending machines could replace pharmaceutical dispensaries if regulatory agencies start to understand the true benefits of cannabis as a healing tool. With 20 states and counting with legislation on the books in the US to legalize, this could be the next big thing to install at airports and hospitals, and parks.
6 thoughts on “Canada Presents First Cannabis-Dispensing Vending Machine”
[ Smiles ] Canada appears to be ahead of their time!
Tobacco, with hundreds of chemicals aren’t banned, yet they try to stop a natural plant with good medicinal qualities like Marijuana.
Yes, Canada is finally smartening up. Let’s hope that other countries like the U.S.A. will follow.
In case you haven’t noticed the US is already ahead of Canada in terms of legalization and decriminalization with Colorado and Washington. When other states start noticing the benefits both economically and socially they’ll follow suit and already are especially with medicinal cannabis. If the Conservative party continues to be in power Canada will remain stagnant with cannabis and in some cases move backwards.
Tell US congress and our stupid homo sock puppet president to stop phucing each other in the azz and start making educated decisions that can promote health!!! Our vending machines are filled with candy bars made of high fructose corn syrup that is scientificly proved to make you a stupid phuc!!! Obama must love candy bars like he loves man meat. How f’in disgusting to have this lil weasel butt plugger making laws for men like myself…
Seems great now, Wait until it’s all GMO. And folks conditioned to it’s availability won’t care.
GMO? The process of producing great quality cannabis is simple and doesn’t need to be tempered with, only the environment in which it grows like growing indoors to mimic day and night cycles. There’s no need to inject anything into the seeds to make it “last longer” or resistant to pests as they do with fruits and vegetables. The great thing about cannabis is private business owners can be self sustaining and grow their own cannabis in a greenhouse, warehouse, basement, etc., and at any time in the season as well. There won’t be a reliance on corporations like Monsanto to interfere with their product.