Colorado and Washington state are increasingly becoming marijuana meccas, like societies lifted out of a stoner’s idea of utopia.
So it comes as no surprise that two students at Seattle’s University of Washington are creating a service they describe as “Uber for marijuana.” In other words, a marijuana delivery service.
The students, Josiah Tullis and Megh Vakharia, are launching their phone app “Canary” in Seattle late next month.
Uber, for those who don’t know, is an app that lets users order cheap cabs using the web and charges their credit cards directly.
“Canary is an on-demand service that allows you to get cannabis delivered right to your doorstep,” Vakharia explained.
We know our stoner readers are all itching to know exactly how it works, so here it is: those qualified and approved for medical marijuana will be able to select different strains of pot from different local dispensaries through the apps, and pay for a medical marijuana card-holding driver to deliver it right to their doorstep.
The service may expand to allow for recreational marijuana users as well once recreational marijuana stores open for business in Washington next month.For now though, the app ensures that only medically licensed users can order marijuana for it. Otherwise, it makes everything incredibly easy. They even provide descriptions of what smokers can expect from different strains of marijuana.
It’s ultra-convenient enough for even the laziest of cannabis-users, and it creates jobs. It seems like a fool-proof plan, so long as you trust those drivers not to sample the goods.