By Judith Gicobi
For the first time ever, marijuana is now being delivered by online meal delivery service Uber Eats.
The business disclosed on Monday that it has reached an agreement with US-based online cannabis marketplace Leafly to distribute marijuana to Toronto, Canada, residents.
According to The Daily Mail, clients using the service will have to present identification at the time the driver arrives at their door proving they are at least 19 years old and sober.
An employee who has received official certification to make the delivery will reportedly do so after confirming the customer’s age and sobriety when they arrive.
Numerous cannabis items, including TCH candies, chocolates, and vape cartridges, will be on sale.
The delivery service, according to the two firms, will assist in reducing the illicit black market, which they state accounts for more than half of non-medical cannabis purchases in the province of Ontario.
Since last year, citizens of Ontario have been able to obtain cannabis goods online, but consumers were still obliged to collect up their orders due to legal requirements.
Nevertheless, Uber Eats stated that it has no intentions of entering the US market, where cannabis usage for recreational purposes is allowed in 19 states.