Uber is partnering with cannabis retailer Tokyo Smoke in Canada to allow for the purchase of recreational cannabis products through its Uber Eats food delivery app.
While Uber will not deliver the products, users in Ontario can order through the app by searching “cannabis” or “Tokyo Smoke” with the order ready for pick up by the user in under an hour.
Users will need to confirm they are aged 19 years or older before placing an order on Uber Eats and present their ID to the staff at Tokyo Smoke before they can collect their order.
Uber and Tokyo Smoke hope the swift turnaround will steer business away from the illegal market, which Uber said accounts for 40% of non-medicinal cannabis sales in Canada.
Uber Eats Canada general manager Lola Kassim said: “We are partnering with industry leaders like Tokyo Smoke to offer safe, convenient options for people in Ontario to purchase legal cannabis.
“By combining a streamlined ordering process through the Uber Eats app with Tokyo Smoke’s in-person pick-up service, we’re creating a new end-to-end experience for responsible cannabis ordering across the province.”