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Medicinal Marijuana To Be Available In Vending Machines

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Herbal Nutrition Center of Los Angeles is set to make an unusual move in the sale of medicine. The PVM ("prescription vending machine") will dispense medications, including Cannabis, also known as marijuana. A strict verification process is required to obtain an access card to operate the machine, including a face-to-face consultation and fingerprinting.

Cannabis can be legally recommended for medical reasons in California under Proposition 215 (or the Compassionate Use Act of 1996), though use, therapeutic or otherwise, remains outlawed on a federal level.

Federal law, notably, was used as the rationale in a recent 5-2 ruling by the California Supreme Court, with which an injured veteran, and all workers in the state, took a hit to their employment rights. The Court determined that an employer has the right to fire an employee that tests positive for THC, the active ingredient in the Cannabis plant (more commonly referred to by media and government agencies as "the drug"), even if the substance entered the subject's bloodstream through legal means.

Source: The Raw Story
Copyright: 2008, The Raw Story
Contact: Nick Langewis and David Edwards
Website: The Raw Story | Medicinal marijuana to be available in vending machines
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