Marijuana is now available with the same ease as purchasing a bag of potato chips thanks to Orange County's Dispense Labs.
The company placed a medical marijuana vending machine in Santa Ana last week, which founder Joe DeRobbio thinks could eliminate some safety concerns.
Each machine requires a registration card, a pin number and fingerprint recognition to be operated by a customer. Highly sophisticated security measures protect these machines from being tempered with or broken into. The medical marijuana inventory is approved by SC Laboratories.
Dispense Labs, based in Aliso Viejo, believes that the high business standard to which these machines are held legitimizes the current market. Autospense machines are available for rent, only to pre-qualified dispensaries.
Now, Jimmy Kimmel has weighed in. The talk-show host himself wasn't participating in cannabis consumption, but just revealing his thoughts on the marijuana vending machine.
"Finally we'll have somewhere to buy marijuana other than the 7,000 medical marijuana shops that are on every corner here," Kimmel joked.
He continued by bringing up a very good point, "Isn't every vending machine made for pot smokers?"
Twitter voices have also sounded off about the machine:
“California (of course) tests a pot vending machine. I assume they're put next to machines loaded with delicious snacks.”
“A marijuana vending machine? Can it sell you Twinkies and Doritos too?: Call it Robo-pot.”
“Medical marijuana vending machines...can I have a brownie please?”