News outlets are reporting Uber Eats has partnered with cannibis retailer Tokyo Smoke to allow customers to order cannibis for pick-up using the delivery service’s platform. Kim Lyons of The Verge writes:
“The arrangement does not include delivery of weed orders, however, but makes it possible for users in Ontario to order products from Tokyo Smoke in a dedicated section on the Uber Eats app.
For customers in Ontario, in the Uber Eats app, select either the ‘cannabis’ category or search for ‘Tokyo Smoke.’ After confirming their age, the customer is directed to the menu of a Tokyo Smoke store in the area to place their order, which Uber says will be filled within an hour. The consumer then picks up their order at the Tokyo Smoke store.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi stated in April that the company would take a look at cannabis delivery ‘when the road is clear.'”
In February, Uber acquired Boston-based alcohol delivery service Drizly for $1.1 billion. But Lantern, a cannabis delivery service Drizly launched in May 2020, was not part of that deal.
Read more at The Verge.
This news brief was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on Twitter @Ntellectual.