Uber Eats And Leafly Partner To Bring Cannabis Delivery To British Columbians

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 18, British Columbians 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. British Columbians 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 provincially certified staff. 

How it works: 

  • Open the Uber Eats app and select the “Recreational Cannabis” category or search for one of the licenced cannabis retailers. You will see a confirmation 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. The usual quantity limits for individual cannabis orders will apply.
  • 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. 
  • The order will only be delivered by the licenced cannabis retailer’s own provincially certified staff. Independent third-party delivery people will not deliver cannabis at this time.
  • When the delivery person arrives, your age and sobriety will be verified as required by regulations. 

This expansion to British Columbia comes exactly six months after Uber Eats and Leafly brought cannabis delivery to Ontario, which was the first time in the world that cannabis delivery was available on a major third-party delivery platform. 

BC is a mature market with more residents reporting accessing legal cannabis than ever before. This partnership will help licensed merchants connect with those existing cannabis users safely and conveniently. 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 cannabis retailers on the platform in British Columbia are: 

  • Sea to Sky, Vancouver
  • Original Farm Cannabis, three locations in Vancouver and Victoria
  • Leisure For Cannabis, Vancouver
  • ARCannabis, four locations in Vancouver 
  • 4Twenty Cannabis, two locations in Vancouver
  • North Shore Cannabis, Vancouver  
  • Queensborough Cannabis, New Westminster 

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