Is Uber Set to Become Your Cannabis Dealer?
Uber — the world’s most successful taxi platform — is eye-balling cannabis delivery under the condition of federal legalization, Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s CEO, confirmed for CNBC.
According to Khosrowshahi, Uber will certainly organize their entry into the cannabis business once they feel that the roadblocks for the legalization of recreational marijuana are beginning to loosen up on a national level.
The context behind the statement is as interesting as the remark itself — a conference for the acquisition of Drizly — an alcohol delivery service.
With the addition of alcohol, it seems that cannabis deliveries will be just the thing Uber needs to complete its ever-expanding offer.
Namely, Uber Eats is already delivering groceries in Latin America and Canada, and Uber Health Service started transporting prescription medicines last summer.
Today, only 15 American states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. Still, after the “weedtastic” Presidential Elections of 2020, more companies are expected to make the legal leap by the end of the year.
But the road to national legalization is still quite a long way ahead and filled with numerous failed attempts; like the MORE act in December that never passed the Senate.
This motivated some senators like Cory Booker, Chuck Schumer, and Ron Wyden, who announced joining forces to promote the cannabis reform in Congress.
If Uber decides to take a slice of the “cannabis cake,” it will become a one-stop shop for all your needs, delivered right to your very doorstep.