Uber Eats will now deliver weed to Toronto residents.

If Uber can figure out a way to add a six-dollar fee onto something, it will.


If Uber can figure out a way to add a six-dollar fee onto something, it will. In addition to food and people, a new delivery offering has been added to the menu in Toronto: marijuana. Canada legalized cannabis four years ago, and now Uber is ready to cash in.

How it works: You could already order cannabis products through Uber in Ontario, but you have to pick them up yourself. Now, Toronto residents over the age of 19 can order from three local dispensaries through Uber’s app (with help from online cannabis retailer Leafly). An employee at one of the dispensaries will still have to deliver the weed under Ontario law.

It’s a big deal for Uber, making it the first big third-party delivery platform to offer pot like this, according to Leafly. But not so much for Toronto residents. There were already at least 22 dispensaries that deliver in the Toronto area, according to Weedmaps.

Might be awhile before it crosses the border. In 2021, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that the company won’t venture into cannabis delivery in the US until it’s legalized on a federal level, but once the path is clear, “we’re absolutely going to take a look.”—MM

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