The popular food delivery service, Uber Eats has partnered with a cannabis company to deliver marijuana to residents in the Toronto, Canada area starting very soon. Sadly, yes ONLY in Canada now but as you know, the success of this program could pave the way for similar deliveries here in the states one day (one can hope)! Uber Eats GM Lola Kassim said in a statement that "We are partnering with industry leaders like Leafly to help retailers offer safe, convenient options for people in Toronto to purchase legal cannabis for delivery to their homes, which will help combat the illegal market and help reduce impaired driving".
Residents over the age of 19 will be allowed to place orders from three local licensed cannabis retailers in the city through the Uber Eats app. Then the retailers will send staff certified under the province’s cannabis retail education program, CannSell, to deliver customers’ purchases to their doorstep.
The new initiative comes as the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) detailed that the number of cannabis stores has risen to 1,460 this year, up from the 1,333 reported stores in the province from the previous year, according to CBC.
Thanks to The Hill for help with this story.