Uber eats is starting weed delivery service in Toronto. The new initiative comes as the Ontario Cannabis Store detailed that the number of cannabis stores has risen to 1,460 this year.
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On Sunday, Uber Eats said that it would start delivering marijuana to Toronto residents from nearby dispensaries.
The Hill adds that the food delivery company announced in a statement that it had teamed up with online marijuana directory Leafly to deliver from Hidden Leaf Cannabis, Minerva Cannabis, and Shivaa’s Rose, three local dispensaries.
“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,” said Uber Eats Canada GM Lola Kassim.
“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 continued.
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The new collaboration will facilitate the safe and legal transportation of cannabis, according to Leafly CEO Yoko Miyashita, who made the declaration in a separate statement.
“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.”
As The Hill notes, “The new initiative comes as the Ontario Cannabis Store detailed that the number of cannabis stores has risen to 1,460 this year, up from the 1,333 reported stores in the province from the previous year, according to the CBC.”