Uber CEO Says Company Would ‘Absolutely’ Consider Cannabis Delivery

Uber CEO Says Company Would ‘Absolutely’ Consider Cannabis Delivery

Although cannabis remains federally illegal, the ride-hailing company may eventually implement cannabis deliveries.

April 13, 2021

New York is the latest state to legalize the delivery of adult-use cannabis with no restrictions to adults 21 years and older, following in the footsteps of California, Nevada and Oregon.

As the delivery of cannabis products begins to spark interest among states, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told CNBC on Monday that the company could start delivering cannabis products if federal regulation permits the company to do so.

“When the road is clear for cannabis, when federal laws come into play, we’re absolutely going to take a look at it,” Khosrowshahi told CNBC in a “TechCheck” interview.

Although the number of states legalizing adult-use cannabis continues to increase, Khosrowshahi told CNBC Uber would focus its efforts on delivery options for its key categories such as food and alcohol.

“We see so much opportunity out there, and we’re going to focus on the opportunity at hand,” he said.