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Uber CEO says company could get into cannabis delivery
  • Uber could start delivering cannabis once federal regulation allows the company to do so, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told CNBC on Monday.
  • "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 in a "Tech Check" interview.
  • For now, the company said it's going to focus its efforts on its current delivery options in its key categories like food and alcohol.
Uber could start delivering cannabis once federal regulation allows the company to do so, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told CNBC on Monday.

Marijuana still remains illegal under federal law, but some lawmakers have expressed a willingness to change policy. The federal government has been allowing states to legalize the drug with little interference over the past few years. And so far, 16 states, along with the District of Columbia, have legalized cannabis for recreational use.

New York is the latest state to pave the way for legalized recreational marijuana, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing legislation about two weeks ago. As part of the bill, Cuomo also is allowing the delivery of marijuana products. Currently, cannabis delivery services are available with no restrictions in California, Nevada, and Oregon for people who are 21 years of age or older.

For now, the company said it's going to focus its efforts on its current delivery options in its key categories like food and alcohol.

"We see so much opportunity out there and we're going to focus on the opportunity at hand," Khosrowshahi said.

Uber stock jumped more than 2% Monday, after the company posted record gross bookings for the month of March, indicating a pickup in demand for its ride-hailing business.

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Pot has been legal here in Canada, FEDERALLY, for a few years now, and yet nobody has jumped on the 'cannabis delivery' mode....yet.

Personally, I'd be concerned about someone ordering a small amount, and then trying to steal the rest of the deliveries. I cannot see myself doing this.
There are legal pot dispenseries on every corner in Toronto at the moment, and the 'black market' operates in parallel, so it is about as easy to get weed as it is a payday loan.
 

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Uncle Ike's is the place to get weed in the Greater Seattle Area.

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When I drove, this was a common stop for my Pax. Most got out and I parked and waited. Some brought me back a "Goody Bag" as a tip. But some stayed in the car until the pedestrian traffic died down enough to where they felt safe enough to enter without being seen by someone who might recognize them. These were the people who were often older, buying it for medicinal purposes, and still felt the stigma of "pot head" attached. I imagine these would be the bulk of customers utilizing the weed delivery platform.
 

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CEO's need to be the driver for 60 days. Like in Under Cover Boss.

The only way they will get a clue.
 

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I wonder if the tips or gratuities for Cannabis delivery will be more than for Food delivery? This will bring the delivery GIG to a new HIGH. :coolio: :coolio: :coolio:
 

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Missed 2 turns in a row. I'd give 3 stars not to be matched again. Other than that seems like a nice guy.
If he wanted to experience what drivers are going through, he should give up his CEO 10M salary and stock options for 1 month and earn the average Uber driver's daily wage for 30 days. :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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Hell no...... too dangerous and I am not going to be part dissipating in something that crazy stupid. Just like if you were delivering medications to the elderly oh, it just takes one to figure out when they see somebody dropping stuff off it's going to be medication.
 

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I thought Uber drivers already delivered marijuana? 🤔
I've delivered many a pax who was coated in marijuana smoke. Pot-scented humans if you will. Thank God a cop has never pulled me over while Ubering. They would detect a strong odor of marijuana coming from my vehicle.

...Left by the passenger I dropped off eight rides ago.
 

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[HEADING=2]Uber CEO says company could get into cannabis delivery[/HEADING]
  • Uber could start delivering cannabis once federal regulation allows the company to do so, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told CNBC on Monday.
  • "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 in a "Tech Check" interview.
  • For now, the company said it's going to focus its efforts on its current delivery options in its key categories like food and alcohol.
Uber could start delivering cannabis once federal regulation allows the company to do so, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told CNBC on Monday.

Marijuana still remains illegal under federal law, but some lawmakers have expressed a willingness to change policy. The federal government has been allowing states to legalize the drug with little interference over the past few years. And so far, 16 states, along with the District of Columbia, have legalized cannabis for recreational use.

New York is the latest state to pave the way for legalized recreational marijuana, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing legislation about two weeks ago. As part of the bill, Cuomo also is allowing the delivery of marijuana products. Currently, cannabis delivery services are available with no restrictions in California, Nevada, and Oregon for people who are 21 years of age or older.

For now, the company said it's going to focus its efforts on its current delivery options in its key categories like food and alcohol.

"We see so much opportunity out there and we're going to focus on the opportunity at hand," Khosrowshahi said.

Uber stock jumped more than 2% Monday, after the company posted record gross bookings for the month of March, indicating a pickup in demand for its ride-hailing business.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/12/uber-ceo-says-company-could-get-into-cannabis-delivery.html
They won't try to steal the car now...
 
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