Marijuana To Revolutionize The Vending Machine Industry? According to Wikipedia, the first modern vending machines were developed in England in the early 19th century and dispensed postcards. I remember in the early 1990’s going to restaurants and seeing old school pull operated cigarette vending machines. I still see them from time to time in random dive bars. Newer, more sophisticated drink and snack machines have come have come to be common place in almost every…"New Tech In Marijuana Vending Machines"