Uber Eats launches cannabis delivery service in Victoria

A partnership between Uber Eats and cannabis resource company Leafly means Victorians can now order legal pot and have it delivered to their door.

Starting today, B.C. residents over the age of 19 can use the Uber Eats app to order cannabis from local licensed retailers, Uber Canada says.

Uber Eats’ statement said its delivery workers will not be involved because certified employees of the cannabis retailer will deliver orders to customers and verify the recipient’s age and sobriety.

Thirteen retailers in Vancouver and Victoria are partnering with Uber Eats for the BC program.

The Uber Canada statement did not say when it could expand cannabis delivery to other British Columbia cities.

The launch of BC comes six months after partnering with Leafly to offer canned delivery in Ontario, the first time a major third-party delivery platform anywhere in the world has offered delivery of the drug, Uber said.

Aaron Sinnathamby, CEO of ARCannabis, one of the B.C. cannabis retailers that partnered with Uber Eats, said ARCannabis has always focused on customer service.

“Just like the in-store experience, our provincially certified delivery associates understand and comply with local regulations regarding cannabis transactions, including checking ID,” Sinnathamby said in a statement.

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