Uber Eats And Leafly Partner To Bring Cannabis Delivery To Torontonians

Starting tomorrow, Monday, October 17, Torontonians can order safe, legal cannabis and get it delivered straight to their homes thanks to a partnership between Uber Eats, a global leader in ecommerce and delivery technology, and Leafly, a leading online cannabis marketplace and information resource. Torontonians 19+ can place orders from local licenced cannabis retailers in the Uber Eats app, and have it delivered to their door by the retailer’s CannSell certified staff. This is the first time cannabis delivery will be available on a major third-party delivery platform in the world.

How it works: 

  • Head to the Uber Eats app and select the “Cannabis” category or search for one of the licenced cannabis retailers. You will see a warning that you must be of legal age to enter the virtual storefront.
  • After this, you navigate the menu of the retailer to place an order. You must be within the delivery radius of the licenced cannabis 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. 
  • In accordance with provincial regulations, the order will only be delivered by the licenced cannabis retailer’s own CannSell certified staff. Independent third-party delivery people will not deliver cannabis.
  • When the delivery person arrives, your age and sobriety will be verified as required by regulations. 

This partnership will help combat the underground illegal market, which still accounts for over 50% of all nonmedical cannabis sales in Ontario. Further, recent research from Public First shows that some cannabis users drive after consumption with 1 in 7 (14%) of cannabis users admitting to having driven a vehicle within 2 hours of consuming cannabis. Delivery options like those available through Uber Eats are expected to help decrease impaired driving and improve safety on the road.

The first three cannabis retailers are: 

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