Starting today, Uber Eats users in Ontario can order cannabis from retailer Tokyo Smoke using the app. As noted by Engadget, users need to search for ‘cannabis’ or ‘Tokyo Smoke’ and confirm they are of legal age before completing the purchase.
Available as pick-up only for now, cannabis orders through Uber Eats will be ready for pick up within an hour. Once at the Tokyo Smoke store, customers will be required to present their ID to prove they’re aged 19 or older.
This partnership will help combat the underground illegal market, which still accounts for over 40% of all non-medical cannabis sales nationally, says Uber.
“We are partnering with industry leaders like Tokyo Smoke to offer safe, convenient options for people in Ontario to purchase legal cannabis,” said Lola Kassim, General Manager of Uber Eats Canada.
“Tokyo Smoke is thrilled to partner with Uber Canada on this innovative offering for our customers, bringing them high quality products and the very best customer experience,” said Mark Hillard, VP Operations, Tokyo Smoke. “As a market leader in innovation and a platform used by so many Canadians, we believe this is the ideal next offering that can be done safely and conveniently on the Uber Eats app.”
When Canadian cannabis laws evolve to include delivery, options like Uber Eats are expected to help decrease impaired driving and improve safety on the road.