After the food delivery service established a partnership with legal cannabis retailers, people in Ontario have the opportunity to order cannabis through the Uber Eats app.
“Consumers can order Tokyo Smoke’s floral collections and unique accessories on the Uber Eats app, and then pick them up at the corresponding Tokyo Smoke store.“The two companies said in a statement announcing the cooperation that this is the first such cooperation.
They promise that the order will be ready within an hour after it is placed. Anyone placing an order must first confirm their legal age. Tokyo Smoke’s main franchisee in Ontario is the Katz Group, which cooperates with brand owner Canopy Growth Corporation and has 56 stores in Ontario, 13 of which are located in Toronto.
Uber Eats and Tokyo Smoke emphasized that their partnership will help combat illegal sales of marijuana. According to official statistics, cannabis accounts for more than 40% of all non-medical marijuana sales in Canada.
Uber Eats has more far-reaching plans.
“When Canadian cannabis laws evolve to include deliveries, options such as Uber Eats are expected to help reduce driving barriers and improve road safety,” the statement read.
A recent study by Public First, a British consulting company, showed that 14% of cannabis users drive within two hours of consuming cannabis.
Authorities in Ontario allow the transportation and extraction of cannabis during the Covid-19 pandemic. In October, someone proposed legislation to make this initiative permanent, but it has not yet been passed.
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