Cannabis Delivery in Canada Now Legal: Will Maine Follow?
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The weed industry is growing fast...like weeds.
There seems to be no slowing the roll when it comes to the cannabis industry. Some states and countries are moving faster than others, however.
For example, recreational cannabis use in New Hampshire is not legal. Decriminalized, yes - but not legal. Other states like Maine and Massachusetts have laxed their regulations, making recreational use completely legal.
One of the newest trends in the cannabis industry is the delivery of weed flower and other cannabis-infused treats.
Both California and Michigan have weed delivery services from Eaze. You can order all kinds of cannabis-filled items including, flower, cartridges, edibles, and more.
California, then Michigan, now...Toronto, Canada has joined in on the delivery of the substance, according to a Global New article. This one in Toronto is much more user-friendly.
Uber Eats is being utilized by our northern neighbors to distribute cannabis.
“Over the last few years, we have invested heavily in our delivery business, and selection has expanded tremendously," said Lola Kassim, General Manager of Uber Eats Canada to Global News. "Uber Eats has grown quickly to become a versatile platform usable by diverse businesses large and small.”
It will be very similar to ordering groceries or beer on Uber Eats. Customers over the age of 19 will use the UberEats app and select the “cannabis” category, according to Global News. Users will then be able to search for one of the cannabis retailers and select the desired cannabis category: flower, edibles, carts, etc.
So, will this convenience head more east? Could Maine see the first Uber Eats Cannabis category in New England?
I think so.
I mean, why not? There are tons of weed stores popping up left and right for recitational use. Don't believe me? Check out the map on weed maps.
This service makes obtaining cannabis more accessible, and is there anything wrong with that? No...I don't think so. As long as Uber Eats or the cannabis retailer has a rock solid way of determining age and qualifications, I see no reason to not have this.
If anything, it could be considered safer.
We can get our groceries delivered, we can order more wine and beer to the house if needed...why not get your nightly sleeping gummies delivered safely, too? Perhaps it will cause less people to drive high on the roads?
What do you think about it?