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Uber Eats will now deliver weed to your door in Canada

Rachel Lang

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Uber Eats will now deliver weed to your door in Canada

Featured Image Credit: Andrew Michael / Alamy. David Buzzard / Alamy.

If you live in Canada you'll soon be able to get legal weed delivered right to your door.

And it's all thanks to a budding little delivery service you may have heard of called Uber Eats.

The company recently reveals that cannabis will be available for delivery in the nation's capital of Toronto as of today (October 17).

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Uber Eats has teamed up with cannabis website Leafly for the service.

The new delivery offer will be the first time in the world that weed delivery is available on a major third-party platform.

A person, presumably about to order weed via UberEats. Credit: M4OS Photos / Alamy Stock Photo.
A person, presumably about to order weed via UberEats. Credit: M4OS Photos / Alamy Stock Photo.

And not from some shady dealer, of course. It's fully legit.

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As per CBC, the formerly food-only delivery service will offer bud from three three marijuana retailers: Hidden Leaf Cannabis, Minerva Cannabis and Shivaa’s Rose.

General Manager of Uber Eats Canada, Lola Kassim, spoke to CBC to spread the news.

"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," she said.

"Over the last few years, we have invested heavily in our delivery business and selection has expanded tremendously."

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She added: "Uber Eats has grown quickly to become a versatile platform usable by diverse businesses large and small."

The new product will only be available to Uber Eats users over the age of 19.

And the best part? When you inevitably get the munchies, Uber Eats is there to assist.

We'd go as far as saying this is a stroke of genius on their part.

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Kassim revealed that UberEats is keen to support local cannabis retailers via the new partnership.

Hands holding cannabis buds. Credit: Helen Sessions / Alamy.
Hands holding cannabis buds. Credit: Helen Sessions / Alamy.

"Leafly has been empowering the cannabis marketplace in Canada for more than four years and we support more than 200 cannabis retailers in the greater Toronto area," she said.

CEO of Leafly, Yoko Miyashita, explained to Global News that her company has been providing top-notch bud to Canadians since the plant was legalised in Canada.

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"We are thrilled to work with Uber Eats to help licensed retailers bring safe, legal cannabis to people across the city," she said.

Municipal reports that 57 per cent of cannabis purchased in the province of Ontario, where Toronto is located, from the start of January and the end of March 2022, was bought through legal channels.

Canada legalised the sale of cannabis and its production in 2018.

Topics: News, Canada, World News, Drugs, Uber

Rachel Lang
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