Uber is getting into the cannabis industry in Canada! The delivery and takeout division of Uber has teamed up with the cannabis retailer Tokyo Smoke to provide online weed products orders via Uber Eats in Ontario, Canada, a company spokesperson confirmed Monday, reported Reuters. The rideshare company that already delivers alcohol via its Uber Eats division has been contemplating joining the booming marijuana space for a while. In April, the company’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi revealed that Uber is open to including cannabis deliveries in the U.S. once the plant is legal on the federal level. “When the road is clear for cannabis when federal laws come into play, we’re absolutely going to take a look at it,” Khosrowshahi said at the time. It’s been over three years since Canada legally embraced adult-use cannabis sales in an effort to deal with the illicit and unsafe marijuana market. Nevertheless, the country is still having trouble with illegal producers that are somehow still managing to snag a significant share of total annual sales.
Mmp News Author, Medical Marijuana Program Connection, 11/22/2021 09:59:00