Got pot? People in Toronto can now order cannabis for delivery on the Uber Eats app

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Marijuana users with the munchies in Toronto, Canada, can now order cannabis and food for delivery on the same app.

The drug delivery option rolled out on Monday, according to a press release, which discussed the partnership involving Uber Eats and Leafly.

“Torontonians 19+ can place orders from local licensed cannabis retailers in the Uber Eats app, and have it delivered to their door by the retailer’s CannSell certified staff. This is the first time cannabis delivery will be available on a major third-party delivery platform in the world,” the press release states. “In accordance with provincial regulations, the order will only be delivered by the licensed cannabis retailer’s own CannSell certified staff. Independent third-party delivery people will not deliver cannabis,” the release notes. “When the delivery person arrives, your age and sobriety will be verified as required by regulations.”

According to the Canadian government, individuals who are at least 18 may lawfully “possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis, dried or equivalent in non-dried form in public.”

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However, people must be at least 19 to use recreational cannibis in Ontario — Toronto is the capital of Ontario. “You must be 19 and older to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis. This is the same as the minimum age for the sale of tobacco and alcohol in Ontario,” the province’s website notes.

“We are partnering with industry leaders like Leafly to help retailers offer safe, convenient options for people in Toronto to purchase legal cannabis for delivery to their homes, which will help combat the illegal market and help reduce impaired driving,” general manager of Uber Eats Canada Lola Kassim said, according to the press release. “Over the last few years, we have invested heavily in our delivery business and selection has expanded tremendously. Uber Eats has grown quickly to become a versatile platform usable by diverse businesses large and small.”

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