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Dispension Industries and ePortID Announce Exclusive Agreement for Vein Biometric Identity Verification in Automated Kiosks for Restricted Product Distribution

April 8, 2021

Dispension Industries Uses Fujitsu PalmSecure for World’s First Biometric Opioid Dispensing Machine

August 20, 2020
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TELUS L-SPARK Medtech Accelerator Announces First Cohort

December 3, 2020
Press Release

Dispension expands network of MySafe kiosks to fight overdose crisis, save lives

August 13, 2020
Press Release

Biometrics, kiosk firms build machine that might help addicts into recovery

Apr 9, 2021
Biometric Update

Contactless biometric ID verification kiosks improve distribution of restricted products

Apr 12, 2021
Kiosk Marketplace

Government of Canada supports expansion of innovative safer supply project to operate in four cities across Canada

Mar 2, 2021
Health Canada

 Federal government providing $3.5-million in funding for ‘vending machines’ that dispense safer drugs to prevent overdoses

Mar 2, 2021
The Globe and Mail

Dispension Enters MedTech Accelerator

Dec 9, 2020
Entrevestor

Telus L-Spark Medtech Accelerator Reveals Eight Startups in First Cohort

Dec 7, 2020
Betakit

As new cannabis vending machines hit the market, challenges remain

Oct 30, 2020
MJBiz Daily

MySafe: When Technology and Drug Policy Meet

Sept 14, 2020
TalkingDrugs.org

Tech startup Dispension moving to downtown Dartmouth

Aug 28, 2020
The Chronicle Herald

Halifax-area firm ready to roll out drug-dispensing machines to fight opioid crisis

Aug 24, 2020
CTV News

Multiple cities in Canada are getting ATM-like machines that dispense opioids

Aug 18, 2020
Freshdaily

ACOA Backs Dispension Opioid Kiosks

Aug 17, 2020
Entrevestor

How opioid-dispensing kiosks are being used to fight the opioid crisis

Aug 17, 2020
CBC Information Morning

Dartmouth company builds opioid-dispensing kiosks to help tackle overdose crisis

Aug 17, 2020
CBC

Canadian tech company introduces opioid dispenser kiosk

Aug 14, 2020
Kiosk Marketplace
Dispension, a Dartmouth, Canada-based provider of an integrated platform that combines software, biometrics and tamper-resistant hardware, has developed a verified identity kiosk to dispense regulated opioid products, according to a press release.

Dispension’s biometric opioid vending machines ready for Canada-wide roll out

Aug 14, 2020
Biometrics Research Group
Dispension Industries is expanding its biometric opioid vending machine network, following a successful pilot launched in December 2019 in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the company announced.

Dartmouth company's secure automated dispensing technology provides access to regulated, safe opioid supply

Aug 13, 2020
Yahoo Finance

Canada’s Safe-Supply Vending Machines Project Is Even More Important Now

May 5, 2020
Filter
Dr. Mark Tyndall

Coronavirus prompts Canada to roll out safe drugs for street users

Apr 16, 2020
Reuters
A fentanyl user displays a "safe supply" of opioid alternatives, including morphine pills, provided by the local health unit to combat overdoses due to poisonous additives and to support addicts and the homeless into practicing social distancing to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada April 6, 2020. Picture taken April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jesse Winter

Could an opioid vending machine from Dartmouth make street drug users safer during COVID-19 pandemic?

Apr 17, 2020
The Chronicle Herald
Could an opioid vending machine from Dartmouth make street drug users safer during COVID-19 pandemic?

Opioid Vending Machine Opens in Vancouver

Feb 17, 2020
The Guardian
Opioid Vending Machine Opens in Vancouver

A Vending Machine in Canada Is Dispensing a Drug Twice as Strong as Heroin

Feb 10, 2020
Vice
A Vending Machine in Canada Is Dispensing a Drug Twice as Strong as Heroin

VIDEO: The World's First Biometric Opioid Dispensing Machine

‘Dead people don’t recover’: UBC professor’s biometric opioid dispenser tackles unsafe drug supply in Vancouver

Jan 26, 2020
The Ubyssey

Machine Helping Fight Opioid Overdoses

Jan 24, 2020
Bloomberg

Drug-dispensing machine model should be expanded to fight overdoses: B.C. doctor

Jan 22, 2020
National Post

Vancouver Is Using A Vending Machine For Drugs & It's The Only One In The World

Jan 19, 2020
Narcity
Vancouver Is Using A Vending Machine For Drugs & It's The Only One In The World

Vancouver's drug-dispensing machine: Why it exists and how it works

Jan 17, 2020
CBC
Vancouver's drug-dispensing machine: Why it exists and how it works

Biometric opioid dispensing machine first of its kind to address demand for safer drug supply

Jan 17, 2020
The Globe and Mail
Biometric opioid dispensing machine first of its kind to address demand for safer drug supply

‘A poisoning epidemic’: Dartmouth entrepreneurs lending drug-dispensing ATM to help solve opioid crisis in Vancouver

Dec 24, 2019
The Chronicle Herald
‘A poisoning epidemic’: Dartmouth entrepreneurs lending drug-dispensing ATM to help solve opioid crisis in Vancouver

Dispension Industries makes first installation in Vancouver, plans Cannaplex expansion

Nov 28, 2019
ENTREVESTOR
Dispension Industries makes first installation in Vancouver, plans Cannaplex expansion

In the Downtown Eastside, the overdose crisis is the only federal election issue

Oct 4, 2019
Global News
In the Downtown Eastside, the overdose crisis is the only federal election issue

Drug vending machine coming to Downtown Eastside

Oct 3, 2019
Global News
Drug vending machine coming to Downtown Eastside

Want your weed with zero human interaction? Cannabis vending machines are on the horizon

Oct 3, 2019
The GrowthOp
Want your weed with zero human interaction? Cannabis vending machines are on the horizon

Palm-scanning cannabis vending machines are soon to be a reality in Canada

Oct 2, 2019
Daily Hive
Palm-scanning cannabis vending machines are soon to be a reality in Canada

Dispension Industries and Signifi Solutions Announce Partnership

Sept 20, 2019
Press Release

BC doctor looks at introducing opioid vending machines to prevent overdoses

Sept 14, 2019
Global News
BC doctor looks at introducing opioid vending machines to prevent overdoses

VIDEO: Dispension at World Cannabis Congress 2019

One Doctor’s Answer to Drug Deaths: Opioid Vending Machines

April 17, 2019
Wired
One Doctor’s Answer to Drug Deaths: Opioid Vending Machines

Dispension takes aim at opioid crisis

Oct 1, 2018
The Chronicle Herald

'Legal Cannabis Will Prevail': Dispension Co-Founder Corey Yantha

May 24, 2018
Civilized
'Legal Cannabis Will Prevail': Dispension Co-Founder Corey Yantha

How opioid vending machines could fix Vancouver’s drug crisis

Feb 13, 2018
Maclean's
How opioid vending machines could fix Vancouver’s drug crisis

Deeply divided Vancouver city council gets it right on harm-reduction plans

Feb 11, 2018
The Globe and Mail

Can Vending Machines That Dispense Prescription Opioids Help Addicts Survive The Opiate Crisis?

Jan 31, 2018
Forbes
Can Vending Machines That Dispense Prescription Opioids Help Addicts Survive The Opiate Crisis?

Canada’s fix to the opioid crisis: Vending machines that distribute prescription opioids to addicts

Jan 24, 2018
The Washington Post
Canada’s fix to the opioid crisis: Vending machines that distribute prescription opioids to addicts

Vending Machines Have Become A Tool To Fight The Opioid Crisis In Canada

Jan 18, 2018
BuzzFeed News
Vending Machines Have Become A Tool To Fight The Opioid Crisis In Canada

Safe opioid vending machine closer to reality

Jan 17, 2018
CTV
Safe opioid vending machine closer to reality

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