Uber Eats, the online food delivery platform, has a new plan to deliver its services, and that is that it will begin delivering marijuana for the first time this Monday in the city of Toronto, Canada. It will launch the service exclusively.
Uber is partnering with the online cannabis market leafy, which has lined up three Toronto-area retailers to start the program. Retail staff, rather than Uber drivers, will handle the delivery, the companies said Sunday.
UberEats will start delivering marijuana in this city
Customers who want to find weed in Toronto won’t have to do much, they can just open the app Uber Eatsselect their choice of marijuana from a new cannabis menu and have it delivered to their door as long as they can prove that they: 1. Are sober, and 2. Are at least 19 years old by the time the driver shows up, per Canadian law.
Lola CassimGeneral Manager of Uber Eats Canada said in a statement: “We are partnering with industry leaders like Leafly to help retailers offer safe and convenient options for people in Toronto to purchase legal cannabis for home delivery, which will help combat the market. illegal and will help reduce driving under the influence of alcohol”.
For their part, Ontario residents were allowed to order cannabis products through Uber Eats since November, even though the law required customers to pick up their purchases.
“Leafly has been powering the Canadian cannabis market for over four years and we support over 200 cannabis retailers in the (Toronto area),” said Leafly CEO Yoko Miyashita. She in the statement she added: “We are delighted to be working with Uber Eats to help licensed retailers get safe, legal cannabis to people across the city.”
This association is promoted as a safety benefit to reduce the number of people who drive after getting high. A study by Public First shows that about 14% of users drive within two hours of using marijuana.
Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uberis considering introducing the service in USAcommenting on CNBC the year before that “When the path is clear for cannabis, when the federal laws come into play, we are absolutely going to take a look at it.”
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