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Marijuana Vending Machines In L.A. Violate International Treaties, UN-Affiliated Boar

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VIENNA, Austria - Marijuana vending machines in Los Angeles violate international treaties and should be shut down, the U.N.-affiliated drug control board said Friday. "The International Narcotics Control Board is deeply concerned about reports that computerized vending machines to dispense cannabis (marijuana) have been put into operation in Los Angeles," Philip O. Emafo, president of the board, said in a statement.

At least three Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensaries have installed vending machines to distribute the drug to people who carry cards authorizing marijuana use. The drug is said to alleviate chronic pain, loss of appetite and other ailments.

Supporters say the machines, which dispense 1/8th or 2/8th of an ounce of marijuana at a time, offers users lower drug prices and increases security.

Marijuana use is illegal under U.S. law, which does not recognize the medical marijuana laws in California and 11 other states.

The Drug Enforcement Agency and other U.S. agencies have been shutting down major medical marijuana dispensaries throughout California in the last two years and charging their operators with felony distribution charges.

"We know that the use of cannabis is illegal under federal law of the United States and we trust the authorities will stop such activities, which contravene the international drug control treaties," Emafo said.

In its statement, the Vienna-based drug board also said scientific research about the therapeutic usefulness of cannabis or cannabis extracts was still in progress and had not produced much evidence.

The board is an independent monitoring body for the implementation of the United Nations international drug control conventions.

Source: International Herald Tribune
Copyright: 2008, The Associated Tribune
Contact: The Associated Press
Website: Marijuana vending machines in L.A. violate international treaties, UN-affiliated board says - International Herald Tribune
 

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Re: Marijuana Vending Machines In L.A. Violate International Treaties, UN-Affiliated

shouldn't the do-nothing UN be concerned about t-e-r-r-o-r-i-s-t-s? D-arfur? Are they allowed to second guess our voting preferences? On wtf grounds? I don't see how homegrown affects anyone outside this country. please enlighten me, how dumb are they? The meds have been valued for 100's of years, so what tests could there possibly be left to run! Nasty and Nosey seems to be the order of the UN.
 

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Re: Marijuana Vending Machines In L.A. Violate International Treaties, UN-Affiliated

It is probably due to the feds pressure to rid the earth of this great herb.
 
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