Uber Eats now delivers cannabis in Canada
Uber Eats will help deliver safe and legal cannabis to consumers, steering them away from the underground marketMarijuana
October 18, 2022 7:26am
Updated: October 18, 2022 10:24am
Uber Eats announced in a statement on Sunday that it will start delivering cannabis through its service to residents in Toronto, Canada.
According to the statement, the food delivery service partnered up with online marijuana marketplace Leafly to deliver cannabis products.
Users over the age of 19 will be able to order cannabis from three local licensed cannabis retailers—Hidden Leaf Cannabis, Minerva Cannabis, and Shivaa’s Rose—through the app and receive the products at their doorstep.
“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,” Uber Eats Canada General Manager Lola Kassim said in a statement.
“Over the last few years, we have invested heavily in our delivery business and selection has expanded tremendously. Uber Eats has grown quickly to become a versatile platform usable by diverse businesses large and small.
In a separate statement, Leafly CEO Yoko Miyashita said that the new partnership with Uber Eats will help deliver safe and legal cannabis to consumers, steering them away from the underground market.
“Leafly has been empowering the cannabis marketplace in Canada for more than four years and we support more than 200 cannabis retailers in the GTA [Greater Toronto Area],” Miyashita said in a statement. “We are thrilled to work with Uber Eats to help licensed retailers bring safe, legal cannabis to people across the city.”
Uber eats, part of the ride-hailing company Uber has partner with more than 825,000 restaurants and merchants and operates in 11,000 cities around the world.