Uber enters the booming cannabis business by allowing orders of marijuana to be placed


Uber will allow customers to order the product by offering them the opportunity to do so. BBC reported.

A spokesperson for the company said Monday that customers could place orders through Uber Eats, and then pick it all up at their closest Tokyo Smoke shop. CNN reported.

BBC reported that Uber didn’t say whether they would do the same thing elsewhere in Canada or the United States.

“We will continue to watch regulations and opportunities closely market by market. And as local and federal laws evolve, we will explore opportunities with merchants who operate in other regions,”The Uber spokesperson spoke to Reuters.

Before making a purchase, customers will need their age to use the app. NBC News reported.

According to BBC, Canada’s marijuana market is worth an estimated $4 billion annually, just three years after it was legalized. CNN reports that the industry will grow to $6.7 million by 2026 according to data provided by industry research firm BDS Analytics.

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