Uber Eats announced on Tuesday that it can now deliver cannabis with its app delivery service in Toronto through a collaboration with Leafly, a cannabis website.
The service is a first for Uber. It will allow customers to order different types of legal cannabis products to be delivered right to their door, just like Uber Eats works with grocery deliveries. It is not available to customers under the age of 19.
“It not only marks a new milestone for Leafly, but a major milestone for the cannabis industry,” Leafly Chief Product Officer Dave Cotter told GeekWire.
Lola Kassim, general manager of Uber Eats Canada, said in a press release that one goal of the new service is to reduce driver disruption and reduce illegal sales.
“We are working with industry leaders like Leafly to help retailers provide safe and convenient options for people in Toronto to purchase legal cannabis for home delivery, which will help fight the illicit market and disruptive driving to reduce,” said Kassim.
There is a “Cannabis” category in the Uber Eats app that is displayed for users in the Toronto area. It shows a page with all the different cannabis dealers in the delivery radius and their menus.
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