Uber will let users in Ontario order weed — but you have to go and pick it up

Uber will let users in Ontario order weed — but you have to go and pick it up
Uber is getting into the cannabis game.Volodymyr Bondarenko / EyeEm / Getty Images
  • Uber Eats will let users in Ontario, Canada, order weed from November 29.
  • Users will only be able to order for pick-up — they won't be able to get weed delivered by Uber.

Uber is tapping into the cannabis market for the first time.

A company spokesperson told Reuters on Monday that Uber Eats users in Ontario, Canada, would be able to order cannabis from its new partner Tokyo Smoke starting Monday, November 29.

Users cannot have the weed delivered, however. They will only be able to place orders for pick-up, Uber Eats' head of communications for delivery, Meghan Casserly, confirmed to The Verge.

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An Uber spokesperson told Insider this is because laws in Ontario preclude third party delivery of cannabis.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in April that the company would consider delivering weed in the US if cannabis were decriminalized at a federal level.


Canada legalized recreational marijuana in 2018.

When asked whether Uber was considering expanding weed operations beyond Ontario, a spokesperson told Reuters: "We will continue to watch regulations and opportunities closely market by market. And as local and federal laws evolve, we will explore opportunities with merchants who operate in other regions."