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Uber Eats starts taking cannabis orders in Canada

Uber Eats has partnered with popular cannabis retailer, Tokyo Smoke, for online cannabis orders in Ontario, Canada. People can place orders using the dedicated section on Uber Eats digital marketplace for Tokyo Smoke’s virtual stores.

The exclusive arrangement between the two companies will allow people to place orders from Tokyo Smoke’s flower collection and accessories and then pick up that purchase at the respective Tokyo Smoke store.

Currently, the Canadian cannabis laws don’t allow delivery. So, currently Uber Eats isn’t delivering cannabis to people’s doorsteps but merely allowing them to place orders online and collect from the stores once they’re ready.

According to Uber, the orders will be fulfilled with an hour of being placed.

“By combining a streamlined ordering process through the Uber Eats app with Tokyo Smoke’s in-person pickup service, we’re creating a new end-to-end experience for responsible cannabis ordering across the province,” said Lola Kassim, General Manager of Uber Eats Canada.

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How to order cannabis on Uber Eats?

Canada became the first G20 country to legalise cannabis in October 2018 and since the industry has grown and Uber believes this move can bring them a step closer to combating cannabis’ underground illegal market.

  • Head over to the Uber Eats app.
  • Select the Cannabis category.
  • Search for Tokyo Smoke.
  • Skip the legal age warning.
  • Choose items from the menu of a Tokyo Smoke store in the area.
  • The order will be fulfilled in an hour.
  • Head over to the store to pickup the order; carry valid ID to ascertain that you’re of legal smoking age.
  • A CannSell certified Tokyo Smoke employee will check the ID and fulfil the order.

“Tokyo Smoke is thrilled to partner with Uber Canada on this innovative offering for our customers, bringing them high-quality products and the very best customer experience. We believe this is the ideal next offering that can be done safely and conveniently on the Uber Eats app,” said Mark Hillard, VP Operations, Tokyo Smoke.

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