Uber Eats is delivering cannabis in the city of Toronto, Canada, starting today, enabling people to have quicker and easier access to the psychoactive drug.
The delivery platform has teamed up with cannabis marketplace Leafly to offer residents swift weed delivery from local, licensed retailers.
The company claims this is a world first for “a major third-party delivery platform.”
The app will present a warning that users need to be of legal age, which is 19 in Ontario, to view the products. After placing an order and the retailer confirming it, one of the retailer’s own licensed “budtenders” will deliver the items. As is the case with alcohol orders, the delivery person will verify the customer’s age and level of sobriety before handing over the goods.