Food delivery service Uber Eats and Leafly have joined forces with local suppliers to offer marijuana delivery in Toronto, Canada starting Monday, October 24, 2022.
According to the companies, cannabis distribution will be made available for the first time on a significant third-party delivery platform. The establishment of marijuana market is based in Seattle, which is roughly 160 kilometres from the Canadian border.
“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. We are thrilled to work with Uber Eats to help licensed retailers bring safe, legal cannabis to people across the city,” said Leafly CEO Yoko Miyashita.
According to them, the partnership will aid in the fight against the illicit black market, which accounts for more than 50% of non-medical marijuana sales. Customers over the age of 19 can order through the Uber Eats app and one of the three retailers (Shivaa’s Rose, Hidden Leaf and Minerva) thereafter, a government-certified employee will make the delivery, and upon the customer’s arrival, they will be checked for age and sobriety.
Located in San Francisco, Uber Eats is a division of the ride-hailing service Uber launched in 2014, that has partnerships with over 825,000 restaurants and shops in more than 11,000 cities worldwide. Cannabis was legalized for both medical and recreational use on October 17, 2018, in Canada.
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