In Auckland, New Zealand, there was a machine, dear readers. And that machine was full of marijuana. You put in money and selected what kind of weed you wanted and then the weed came out. It was (probably) the only self-service weed machine in the world. It was ahead of its time. A newspaper wrote a story on it. It seemed that this marijuana vending machine could be the veritable darling of the vending machine industry, a fresh new face in a staid monopoly; the Rooney Mara of push-button self-service operation, if you will.
But alas, this was not to be the case.
Not one day after the initial article ran on New Zealand news website TZNZ the machine was raided. Not by stoners in a stampede of munchie-induced frenzy, but sadly by the authorities, who raided the Daktory marijuana club late last night. From the follow up article posted early this morning:
Police said there were 20 people at the Delta Avenue property at the time of the raid.A backpack containing the cash was found, along with half a kilo of pre-packaged cannabis. Police also seized a “large assortment” of utensils, bongs, pipes, spotting knives and loose cannabis.
Three men and one woman were arrested and charged with various drug-related offences, including possession of cannabis and possession for supply. They will appear in the Waitakere District Court on Wednesday.
Sporting knives and loose cannabis? Count me in. Sounds like the kind of place I wanna be.