UberEats To Allow Customers To Buy Cannabis Through The App In Canada

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

22 Nov 2021

Ride-hailing app Uber has added cannabis to the list of items that you can order from them from Monday.

Customers in the Ontario province of Canada can legally buy the drug via a new cannabis category in the Uber Eats app.

Although Uber’s USP is delivery, orders need to be picked up with home drop offs not being an option just yet.

The supply side will be handled by Tokyo Smoke, a Toronto-based company that operates more than 50 dispensaries in Ontario. The app will verify a person’s age while staff will check ID when a customer arrives, the companies explained.

The partnership, Uber claims, will help Canadian adults to purchase safe, legal cannabis and will help combat the underground illegal market still accounts for over 40 percent of all non-medical cannabis sales nationally.

On the topic of expansion into other territories like the US, chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi told CNBC, “When the road is clear for cannabis, when federal laws come into play, we’re absolutely going to take a look at it”.