As marijuana becomes more readily available across Canada, it looks like convenience restaurants could be the first ones to serve it. The City of Toronto’s cannabis agency, The Toronto Cannabis Co-ordination Hub, has approved two restaurants to sell cannabis through Uber Eats, following the trial of a private cannabis company in Kingston, Ontario.
Advocates say it’s a model that will help deliver the cannabis to many Canadians who may have no access to retail marijuana stores.
“It’s going to make it more convenient and more safe for people to have it and order it right here in Toronto,” said New Democrat Keith Egli, who represents the riding of North York Centre in the Ontario legislature.
Toronto Cannabis Co-ordination Hub said Uber Eats customers, including medical marijuana users, can choose from 22 different strains in strains that are well known from the black market to bring their edible CBD and THC products straight to their vehicle. Uber Eats doesn’t reveal revenue breakdowns, but notes that the full pot order costs almost $50, less than half the prices for a recreational pot purchase at most retailers.
As The Associated Press reported, King Station Brewing Co. and Impact Piggyback are the first in Toronto to begin offering cannabis to buy through the app. Both establishments permit medical marijuana users, and conduct medical marijuana deliveries through a service run by a third party.