Today, Toronto residents who are 19 or older and live in the city can order marijuana from Uber Eats. Leafly is an online store that sells marijuana. The food delivery service has teamed up with Leafly to help customers find local dispensaries.
Leafly says that this is the first time that you can order marijuana delivery through a third-party service like Uber Eats. Customers can now buy cannabis products through the Uber Eats app. Staff from CanSell, an Ontario-based cannabis retail education program, will deliver the products from licensed stores. Leafly and Uber Eat say that they hope this partnership will help get rid of the illegal marijuana market and get people to stop driving while high.
UberEats Adds Weed Delivery to App in Toronto:
Leafly has been helping the Canadian cannabis market for more than four years, and we help more than 200 cannabis retailers in the GTA. In a press release, Leafly CEO Yoko Miyashita said, “We are excited to work with Uber Eats to help licensed retailers bring safe, legal cannabis to people all over the city.”
To order cannabis products through the Uber Eats app, users can search for nearby stores by choosing the “Cannabis” option. When they choose a store, they will be asked to prove their age. Users can then choose from the retailer’s menu, much like when they order food, and the retailer will let them know when their order has been accepted. At the time of delivery, customers will have to show certified CannSell staff proof of their age and that they are not drunk.
It’s not clear when or if this partnership will expand to the rest of Canada or even the US, but Uber says it doesn’t have any formal plans to offer this service to US customers because the legality of using cannabis varies a lot from state to state.
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