HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medbox, Inc. (Ticker: MDBX) (www.medboxinc.com), commented on the new legislation put forth recently in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, known as the "Respect States' and Citizens' Rights Act," spells out that any state that passes its own laws governing marijuana – including medical marijuana - would be exempt from certain sections of the Controlled Substances Act.
The bill was introduced by Colorado U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, and co-sponsored by Colorado Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Mike Coffman, as well as a number of other representatives from around the country.
Dr. Bruce Bedrick, CEO of Medbox, Inc., stated that he supports this legislation because it will resolve conflicts between states and the federal government. "In states like Colorado and Washington, the citizens have determined that they support the legalization of marijuana, and that this process can be handled in a responsible, transparent and ethical manner," Bedrick commented. "We agree with Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who said that the public is ahead of the federal government in terms of marijuana legalization. 'It's time for Congress to pass legislation – such as the Respect States' and Citizens' Rights Act – that allows states to implement their own laws in this area without fear of federal interference.'"
In other news, Medbox was mentioned on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. During his monologue, Leno commented about how Medbox stock has risen dramatically in recent days. To see Jay's funny take on this event, visit: http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/monologue-part-2-111912/1424588/. The joke is about 1:50 in from the start of the video.
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About Medbox, Inc:
Medbox is a leader in the development, sales and service of automated, biometrically controlled dispensing and storage systems for medicine and merchandise. Medbox has offices throughout the world, including New York, Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Tokyo, London and Toronto, and has their corporate headquarters in Los Angeles.
Medbox provides their patented systems, software and consulting services to pharmacies, dispensaries, urgent care centers, drug rehab clinics, hospitals, prison systems, hospice facilities, and medical groups worldwide.
Medbox, Inc. is a publicly traded company, and is listed on the OTC Board, ticker symbol MDBX.
For more information on Medbox, please contact the Medbox Investor Relations Department at (800) 762-1452 or go online to www.thedispensingsolution.com
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