Driving weedshare: Uber and the hazy economics of delivering cannabis

By Cameron Costa

The delivery wars could be headed to cannabis dispensaries next.

Throughout the pandemic, food orders boomed for DoorDash, UberEats, and Grubhub. Sales on alcohol delivery app Drizly surged. And then there is California-based cannabis delivery app Eaze, which saw new customer sign ups increase by over 70%. The company calculates that last year in California, a marijuana order was placed every eight seconds.

Eaze is backed by Snoop Dogg, has 800,000 customers, and has made over 7 million deliveries in California since its launch in 2014,but it isn’t the only player in the space. There are a handful of cannabis delivery options that serve the entire state, and many more serving smaller regions. MedMen and Caliva offer delivery in California, and across the country, dispensaries offer their own delivery services directly to their community, where it’s legal to do so.

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