Uber + Tokyo Smoke serve up Ontario pot purchases via Eats app

Staff work in a marijuana grow room at Canopy Growth. Weed can now be ordered in Ontario via the Uber Eats app, but must be picked up at one of Canopy’s Tokyo Smoke locations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ontario cannabis users can now order their weed and their munchies on the same app, but only the food can be delivered.

Uber Technologies is teaming up with one of Canopy Growth Corp.’s brands to facilitate cannabis purchases and fight the illicit pot market.

The U.S. tech company says it will now allow users of its Uber Eats app to order cannabis products for pickup from Tokyo Smoke.

The companies say the orders will be fulfilled within an hour, a promise they hope will wrestle some sales away from illegal pot dealers.

The Ontario Cannabis Store estimates the illicit market handled about 52.9 per cent of Ontario’s cannabis purchases between April 1 and June 30.

To access Tokyo Smoke’s store on the Uber Eats app, consumers will have to search the word ‘cannabis’ and then confirm their age before a menu pops up.

When consumers arrive at a Tokyo Smoke location to pick up their order, the pot store’s staff will check their ID to ensure they meet the age limit for purchasing cannabis.

– The Canadian Press

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