Uber Eats, a food delivery company affiliated with Uber, is the largest company of its kind in Canada.
“Uber will include Tokyo Smoke (one of the largest cannabis companies) in its market, after which customers can place orders from the (Uber Eats) app, and then receive them from their nearest store,” the spokesperson said.
The company will not deliver cannabis to homes, but will allow users to recommend orders via the app, and then pick them up from cannabis stores.
“The partnership will help Canadian adults buy safe and legal cannabis, helping to combat the illegal market that still accounts for more than 40 percent of all non-medical cannabis sales nationwide,” he added.
More than three years after the legalization of cannabis in Canada, the country still struggles to dominate the cannabis market, with illegal producers still controlling a large share of total annual sales.
For his part, the company’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, said last April that “the company will consider the process of delivering cannabis in the United States, when the legal field is clear in this regard.”
Cannabis sales in Canada will total $4 billion in 2021 and are expected to grow to $6.7 billion in 2026, according to economic data.