An ex-Portland cabbie and candidate develops the first marijuana vending machine.
The 1,000-pound green vending machine towers in the lobby
of a Denver dispensary, with bright LED lights illuminating the treats
inside: lollipops, cereal bars and chewy chocolate candy rolls.
Portland has vending machines with Neil Young singles, guitar strings, pregnancy tests and lap-dance coupons.
Smitty’s Vending is where vending machines go when they
die. At this metal graveyard on busy Southeast Main Street, Pepsi logos
fade gently on a bed of broken glass behind barbed wire and a lock