Uber Eats is now delivering cannabis in Canada in partnership with Leafly. Torontonians 19 and older can place orders from licensed retailers in the Uber Eats app and products will be delivered by the retailer’s CannSell staff.
It’s the first time cannabis delivery will be available on a major third-party delivery platform in the world, Uber Eats said in a press release.
Lola Kassim, general manager of Uber Eats Canada said partnering with Leafly helps 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.”
“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.” — Kassim in a statement
Customers in Toronto will see a “Cannabis” category on their Uber Eats app and retailers will be searchable. Customers must be within the delivery radius of the retailer and will be notified when the retailer accepts the order and be provided an estimated delivery time – just like when ordering non-cannabis products through the app. The order will only be delivered by the cannabis retailer’s CannSell-certified staff, who will also verify the customer’s age and sobriety as required by Canadian regulations.
The first three retailers on the app are Hidden Leaf Cannabis, Minerva Cannabis, and Shivaa’s Rose.
Marissa and Dale Taylor, owners of Hidden Leaf, which has three locations in Toronto, said the partnership is a “great way” for the company to expand its reach and grow its business across the city.
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