Uber launches cannabis market in Canada – World


Uber, a multinational company that requests private transportation with a driver through a mobile application, today invested in a new sector, announcing that it would start offering Canadians residing in Ontario the possibility to order cannabis products.

In addition to the food or beverages that can be ordered through the Uber Eats app, customers in this province, which includes the capital, Ottawa, and the city of Toronto, will now be able to purchase marijuana.

To do this, they will need to pick up their order at Tokyo Smoke stores, a legal cannabis dealer with 50 stores in Ontario owned by Canopy Growth.

Orders will be executed “within an hour of purchase”, indicated Uber, in a statement.

To order, customers will first have to confirm their age before selecting the products they wish to purchase, and then show identification when picking them up.

The partnership between UberEats and Tokyo Smoke, “a world first for a delivery company”, is intended to “fight the illegal underground market”, which the company says is responsible for “more than 40% of non-medical sales to National level”.

In October 2018, Canada became the first G7 country to legalize the use of cannabis for recreational purposes.

The proportion of Canadians who buy cannabis from merchants dropped sharply last May, from 51.3% in early 2018 to 35.4% in late 2020, according to Statistics Canada, the Canadian national statistical office.


Source: Correio da Manhã by www.cmjornal.pt.

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