By: Buz Deliere | October 20, 2022
Since Monday, if you live in Toronto and are over the age of 19, you can use
Uber Eats to have weed delivered right to your door. "It marks not only a new milestone for
Leafly, but a huge milestone for the cannabis industry." Dave Cotter said, Leafly Chief Product Officer. This will help make it easier for people to access cannabis, as well as normalize the industry, as delivery
services like Uber Eats are already normalized. This will help to break down the
stigma surrounding cannabis use, and make it more acceptable in society.
The move comes as Canada begins legal recreational cannabis use
nationwide on October 17. While Uber Eats is currently the only delivery service
available, there are plans to expand to other cities in the near future.
Leafly offers cannabis delivery services in the U.S. in states where cannabis is
legal through partnerships with retailers.
Cotter says "We think cannabis delivery is a key part in growing the consumer market," he then goes on to say "We've been investing in delivery for the past 18 months and this is a further extension into our plans."
Marijuana and the munchies go together, so Uber is betting that people who
partake in cannabis may also want to partake in fast food soon afterwards.
However, your weed deliveries will be made by the staff of the cannabis retailer
rather than by an independent driver. So, there will be two trips if you do end up
ordering marijuana for dessert with your dinner.
While being able to order cannabis on Uber Eats is definitely convenient, Uber
Eats has a reputation of being rather expensive. Ordering a $15 meal through
delivery services like Uber Eats and Door Dash can often run you $25 or more
when adding in service fees and a tip. So, will weed smokers want to pay $75 for
an eighth that costs $50 before taxes? That’s yet to be seen.
What do you think of this move? Will you be using Uber Eats to deliver your weed?
Let us know in the comments!