San Diego Medical Marijuana Draft Ordinance References Medbox Technology in Dispensaries Other types of "vending" machines will be prohibited
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medbox, Inc. (OTC Markets: MDBX) (www.medboxinc.com), a leader in providing industry-specific consulting services and patented systems to medical and retail businesses worldwide, announced that proposed modifications to San Diego's medical marijuana ordinance has been released to the public.
In summary, the proposed legislation would permit Medbox systems, and prohibit other types of "vending" units that dispense medical marijuana.
The ordinance reads, "The use of vending machines which allow access to medical marijuana except by a responsible person as defined in San Diego Municipal Code 42.1502 (a dispensary employee), is prohibited. For purposes of this section, a vending machine is any device that allows access to medical marijuana without a human intermediary."
Medbox is the only device that is used behind the counter as a storage, dispensing and compliance system, and is operated exclusively by trained personnel, and never by patients or customers. The company is quick to point out that some competitors have commenced marketing of machines that are patient accessed and obviously not conducive to what cities and states are looking for in compliant, well run, operations.
Medbox management had met with San Diego City Council leaders to point out the differences between their system and other types of "vending" machines. "We had a productive discussion with city leaders and were able to demonstrate that the Medbox system is not a vending machine, but a behind-the-counter compliance tool," stated Dr. Bruce Bedrick, CEO of Medbox, Inc. "We are pleased that the San Diego City Attorney has proposed an ordinance to reflect this fact, and we look forward to helping dispensary operators in the city open and operate fully compliant, transparent, and efficient medical marijuana dispensaries."
To view the proposed ordinance, which is scheduled to go before the City Council for consideration shortly, click the link below:
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 Markets, ticker symbol MDBX.
For more information on Medbox, please contact the Medbox Investor Relations Department at (800) 762-1452 or go online to www.medboxinc.com.
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