SF Now Has an 'Uber for Weed'
Considering the popularity of both apps and weed in San Francisco, it was only a matter of time before someone combined the two. Providing convenience to the max for those of you with medical marijuana authorization, a new company called Eaze will deliver your, ahem, medicine right to your door, according to the San Francisco Business Times. The less-than-year-old startup has already teamed up with medical marijuana dispensaries across the city to provide customers with in-app browsing of eight available strains, one click orders, and real-time tracking of their delivery.
While couriers for delivery services that provide the non-medical kind of marijuana take on the risk of being busted for dealing drugs, Eaze’s delivery people are all medical marijuana users themselves, a slick hiring move that both protects the couriers and assures that they’re knowledgeable about the product.
Much like their cousin in convenience, Uber, Eaze further distances itself from any legal ramifications by spelling out the fact that they’re a delivery service – not a drug dealer – in their terms and conditions. It’s a classic startup maneuver around the existing laws, assuring that Eaze is not legally liable for any of the stickier consequences of legal-in-CA-but-not-legal-in-the-USA medical marijuana business.
And those of you who haven’t yet gotten your prescription for “chronic back pain” shouldn’t even think about trying to utilize Eaze’s services: the app verifies who’s legal and who isn’t within five minutes of signing up.
Currently only available in San Francisco, the fledgling company has plans to expand throughout the Bay Area, into Southern California, Colorado, Washington, and then on to all of the states where medical marijuana is legal. Considering how many governments seem to be realizing that prohibition is a lost cause, Eaze is poised to be the first company to seriously profit from (more or less) legal weed.
Via San Francisco Business Times, Image from Thinkstock