Leafly is partnering with Uber Eats Canada to offer cannabis delivery for consumers throughout the Toronto, Ontario, region.
Beginning today, Toronto cannabis consumers aged 19 and older can place orders from local licensed cannabis retailers to be delivered via Uber Eats. Through the Uber Eats app, consumers can select the “cannabis” category and search for licensed retailers in their delivery radius.
This partnership marks the first time a third-party delivery platform offers cannabis as part of its delivery services, according to a release from both companies.
“Leafly has been empowering the cannabis marketplace in Canada for more than four years, and we support more than 200 cannabis retailers in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area),” said Yoko Miyashita, CEO of Leafly. “We are thrilled to work with Uber Eats to help licensed retailers bring safe, legal cannabis to people across the city.”
Furthermore, this partnership will also help combat the illicit market–which accounts for the majority of cannabis sales in Ontario, according to the release–as well as impaired driving.
“We are partnering with industry leaders like Leafly to help retailers offer safe, convenient options for people in Toronto to purchase legal cannabis for delivery to their homes, which will help combat the illegal market and help reduce impaired driving,” said Lola Kassim, general manager of Uber Eats Canada. “Over the last few years, we have invested heavily in our delivery business and selection has expanded tremendously. Uber Eats has grown quickly to become a versatile platform usable by diverse businesses large and small.”
The first three retailers participating in Uber Eats Canada’s cannabis delivery in Ontario are Hidden Leaf Cannabis, Minerva Cannabis, and Shivaa’s Rose.
“Hidden Leaf has been providing safe, legal cannabis to Torontonians at three locations over the last year and a half,” said Marissa and Dale Taylor, owners of Hidden Leaf. “We are a small business, and this partnership is a great way for us to expand our reach and grow our business across the city. Just like the in-store experience, our CannSell certified delivery staff understand and comply with local regulations around cannabis transactions, including checking ID.”