Your future cannabis purchase may be as easy as ordering take-out. The CEO of Uber said that the company would “absolutely” explore including marijuana deliveries to its services once the drug has been legalized federally.
Dara Khosrowshahi explained in an interview with CNBC that while the company’s current focus of interest lies in mobilizing passengers and delivering groceries and alcohol, once marijuana is legalized, providing delivery of another good could absolutely be an option. This question was asked in light of marijuana’s legalization in New York.
Uber has been one of the most rapidly expanding companies in the country, having recently acquired Drizly and Postmates, big names when it comes to food and alcohol delivery.
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According to Khosrowshahi, Uber is interested in the “types of deliveries that a high percentage of consumers are going to want delivered fast into their home and are quite frequent.” It’s a service that seems perfectly suited for cannabis.
Could you get your weed delivered through Uber? CEO Dara Khosrowshahi discusses the potential business strategy: “When the road is clear for cannabis and federal laws come into play, we’re absolutely going to look at it.” (via @CNBCTechCheck) https://t.co/6VM454ugkapic.twitter.com/bRjpv7vvhU
— CNBC (@CNBC) April 12, 2021
“When the road is clear for cannabis when federal laws come into play, we’re absolutely going to take a look at it,” Khosrowshahi said. “But right now with grocery, with food, with alcohol, etcetera, we see so much opportunity out there and we’re going to focus on the opportunity at hand.”
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While the federal legalization of marijuana is likely a ways off, Uber’s interest is a sign of the cannabis industry’s capability for growth. While smaller businesses should be prioritized in a nascent industry, it never hurts to tack a name like Uber onto the list.