Uber Eats and Leafly collaborate to deliver cannabis

Uber Eats and Leafly collaborate to deliver cannabis

Along with snacks for when they get the munchies, British Columbia locals can currently have weed delivered to their doors.

Cannabis resource firm Leafly has actually partnered with Uber Eats Canada and starting quickly, B.C. locals over the age of 19 can use the Uber Eats application to purchase marijuana from local, accredited merchants.

Klaas Knieriem, General Manager of New Verticals for Uber Eats Canada, claimed the move will certainly help reduce impaired driving and also boost road security. A news release study shows that 1 in 7 (14%) users confessing to getting behind the wheel within 2 hours of consuming marijuana.
British Columbians are accessing lawful cannabis more than ever. We are partnering with industry leaders like Leafly to aid in a convenient alternative to buying legal marijuana for consumption straight to their homes, Knieriem said in a statement.

To order cannabis delivery, users merely open the Uber Eats application as well as choose the "Recreational Cannabis" category or search for one of the accredited cannabis retailers. A user has to confirm their date of birth to go into the virtual storefront as well as be in the designated proximity of the dispensary to order. Limit amounts will still be in effect when ordering through the app.

Much like purchasing takeout or various other things using Uber Eats, individuals will certainly be informed when the dispensary approves the order and the approximated time of shipment.

At this moment, normal vehicle drivers won't be delivering the goods. The order will just be supplied by the dispensary's own certified employee. The dispensary employee will need to verify the recipients date of birth as well as sobriety prior to handing over the order.

Thirteen dispensaries in Vancouver and also Victoria are currently getting listed with Uber Eats, though the company expects others will sign up to expand their outreach.

"This partnership will help us broaden and also get to even more individuals in Vancouver," Aaron Sinnathamby, Chief Executive Officer of ARCannabis, said in a statement.

The B.C. launch comes 6 months after Uber Eats collaborated with Leafly to offer weed deliveries in Ontario-- the first-time delivery of the drug was offered on a significant third-party delivery platform, throughout any country.
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