Pot Vending Machines

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    <stereotypical surfer dude/pot head voice>

    Like, that's totally radical, man. Dude... wasted!!! Oh yeah!

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    They also want to be able to sell prescription drugs this way as well.
     
  4. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    Couldn't this end up very bad? I mean addicts could find a way into stealing this stuff knowing that it is right there in front of them.
     
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    Yeah, but have you ever actually *heard* of a pot addict?
     
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    Pot isn't addictive, and there are much easier ways to get it than break into a vending machine surrounded by security.
     
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    There are better ways to obtain illicit medications than straight-up theft. I mean, they could just hold up a pharmacy easy enough. And now that I've given it some thought, that'd probably be a lot more lucrative than holding up a gas station.
     
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    My hospital has a vending machine like this. You input a code given to you by the doctor, and after a few minutes, out pops a bottle of, in my case, vicodin.
     
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    haha, we had one of those in the dorms at college, it was called a drug dealer.
     
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    Yet another example of a blue collar, American worker being replace by a machine...:(


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  11. sowillo14 macrumors regular

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    Well, remember, machines and illegal aliens do jobs that American citizens have stolen....I, I mean don't want to do. Sorry:D
     
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    You're joking, right?
     
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    Let me rephrase. Not addicts, but chronic users. It would be an easy way for them to get there hands on it. And yes, pot can become addictive with long time users. You are not likely to become addicted and feel the need for it as a casual user.
     
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    I don't like this idea at all. A lot of times I'll get something from a vending machine and it manages to jam up or get stuck. I could see this causing a lot of headaches.
     
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    You don't get addicted to pot, you get addicted to the feeling of having something to smoke. Just like smokers get addicted to holding something and putting it up to their mouth.
     
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    I worked in a drug rehab. unit for a number of years and you are flat-out wrong. BTW....smokers certainly get used to the ritual of smoking but the nicotine is very addictive; as is THC.
     
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    Well yes I know nicotine is addictive but there is nothing in pot that is actually addictive, therefor I think the addiction is only mental - like... emotional.


    Ah I'll just shush now :)
     
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    Being addicted to something =/= that something is addictive. Lots of people are addicted to non-addictive substances.
     
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    Has anyone visited Amsterdam and taken advantage of its infamously lax laws on drugs? I wonder what makes the Dutch as a people capable of living with such laws when Americans get their panties in a bunch at the mere mention of medical marijuana.

    I think a lot of Americans would be shocked at how the rest of the world views us, which is to say not at all how these Americans view themselves. One of the terms most used in Europe to describe American culture that I've heard most frequently is "puritanical." When it comes to sex and drugs, this hits the nail on the head.
     
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    Well, at least they have to show an Rx.

    But it would be nice if there were efforts to isolate the active compounds and use them as leads to develop drugs that specifically treat the given ailments without the various side effects (even though, it seems, people probably want those side effects). But that process would probably dramatically increase the cost of treatment, even if it did improve safety and efficacy...

    Oh well, while the vending machines aren't going to help anyone's cause on this front, I don't think that marijuana is so much of a public health concern that it should be illegal. Legalize it, regulate it, and tax it.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    the big question is are they putting snack vending machines next to them ;)
     
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    But it's medical pot, so you can't get high off it.
     
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    Nope. In what way do you think cannabis is addictive?
     
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