With the launch of Uber Eats’ delivery in the city today, Toronto residents now have another option for ordering cannabis without having to wait too long for it to arrive. To provide residents with quick marijuana delivery from nearby, authorized merchants, Uber Eats has partnered with cannabis marketplace Leafly. According to Uber Eats, this is a “significant third-party delivery platform” world first. Since last November, users in Ontario have been allowed to order marijuana through the app, but up until this point, things were only accessible for pickup.
If you’re in a city and feel the need to relax, you can browse the cannabis category or look up a merchant (the first three to sign up are Hidden Leaf Cannabis, Minerva Cannabis, and Shivaa’s Rose). You will be informed that you must be of legal age, which in Ontario is 19 years old, in order to view the products. A licensed “budtender” employed by the merchant will deliver your goods when you place a purchase and they confirm it. The delivery person will confirm your age and level of sobriety before giving you the items, just like with alcohol orders.
According to Uber Eats, the decision will lessen the need for customers to purchase marijuana on the black market. Although ordering cannabis through some Leafly sellers is already available, the app may make it simpler for users to do so. Some companies promise delivery in 45 minutes or less, however Uber Eats may frequently be quicker.