Uber announces it starting to take orders for recreational cannabis — . But for now, customers will have to go pick up their orders at retailer Tokyo Smoke.
And the service is only available in Ontario province. The ride-hailing giant said in a statement it had signed an exclusive partnership with Tokyo Smoke allowing customers to place orders for cannabis and accessories directly in its app. After a few clicks and an ID check to ensure they are of legal age to buy pot, customers are directed to their closest Tokyo Smoke store for pickup.
“All orders will be fulfilled within an hour of the order being placed, so consumers are able to receive their items quickly,” Uber said, describing the deal as “a global first for a delivery network company. “Tokyo Smoke, which is owned by Canopy Growth, operates 50 stores in Ontario, with plans for six more soon.