After two decades of making difficult with the polder tolerance policy, the Netherlands was overtaken. In Canada, cannabis is now legal in many places. Taxi and meal delivery company Uber is giving Canadian customers the option to order weed and then pick it up at the store. This has been possible since Monday with Uber Eats in the city of Toronto, among others. It was already possible to have spirits delivered, just like in the Netherlands.
According to Uber, the partnership with Canadian cannabis producer Tokyo Smoke will ensure that adults can purchase legally safe cannabis. According to the meal deliverer, it will also contribute to combating the illegal market. Cannabis is legal in many places these days. Taxi and meal delivery company Uber also gives Canadian customers the option to order weed. Anyone who orders weed via the app will have to go and get it themselves. In this way the age and identity card can be checked.
The sale of cannabis for recreational use was legalized in Canada three years ago in 2018. Nevertheless, illegal producers still control a large part of the sales. Demand for cannabis products grew significantly last year as people were often at home during the lockdowns. The Canadian government expects the cannabis market to continue to grow in the coming years. Uber thus hopes to fight the illegal market in this way and has previously stated that it wanted to target the fast-growing cannabis market. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in April that the company is considering home delivery of cannabis in the United States when the law allows it.