Toronto Able to Order Cannabis Deliveries Via Uber Eats, Starting Today

Starting today, Torontonians can now make cannabis deliveries straight to their front door using Uber Eats. This is all a part of a partnership between Uber Eats and Leafly, one of Canada’s leading online cannabis marketplaces.

As of October 17th, Torontonians that are of age can use Uber Eats to plug in an order for cannabis. This is the first time cannabis deliveries are available via a third-party delivery service. At launch, residents of Toronto will be able to procure an order from three cannabis retailers. At launch, the three retailers available are Hidden Leaf CannabisMinerva Cannabis, and Shivaa’s Rose.

“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 Lola Kassim, General Manager of Uber Eats Canada. “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.”

As part of the rollout, Uber Eats details how users in Toronto can make their first cannabis delivery.

  • Users must head to the Uber Eats app and select the “Cannabis” category. Alternatively, users can search for one of the licenced cannabis retailers. Next, the app will produce a warning that you must be of legal age to enter the virtual storefront.
  • Once accepted and moving forward, users can navigate the menu of the retailer to place an order. Though, they must be within the delivery radius of the retailer in order to be able to place an order.
  • Just like ordering takeout or other items using Uber Eats, you will be notified when the licenced retailer accepts the order and the estimated time of delivery.
  • As part of the provincial regulations, the order is delivered by the licenced cannabis retailer’s own CannSell-certified staff.
  • When the delivery person arrives, the age and sobriety of the user must be verified.

It’s believed that this partnership will help combat the “underground illegal market.” This is said to account for over 50% of all nonmedical cannabis sales in Ontario. In a statement, Uber Eats and Leafly present research from Public First showing that some cannabis users get behind the wheel of a vehicle within 2 hours of consuming cannabis. The delivery service may also help reduce this number.