$10 million investment to deliver cannabis to people’s homes

Today it’s the norm to order taxis using an app, but now a service lets its users schedule a delivery of drugs to their door.

The app, called Eaze, has been dubbed ‘Uber for weed’ and enables people to choose medical grade marijuana and have it delivered by a vetted driver – providing they live in one of the US states where the drug is legal.

The California cannabis start-up, which is rumored to be backed by rapper Snoop Dogg, has just raised $10 million so that users can ‘find the perfect medicine’ in more states.

The sale and possession of marijuana for medical and recreational use is legal in Alaska, Colorado, and Washington, with legalised personal use pending in Oregon and Washington DC.

A number of other states, including California and Nevada, have decriminalized the drug for medical use.

 

Eaze claims to be aimed at people using the drug for medical reasons, to relieve arthritis pain, for example, making the process of buying drugs less risky for customers.

‘Verified patients can order cannabis products through Eaze in just a few clicks and receive delivery in about 15 minutes,’ the start-up said.

Users can scroll through cannabis on sale to choose the type they like
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The app then gives them an estimated time of delivery
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How does it work?

Users can scroll through cannabis on sale to choose the type they like, whether it claims to ‘stimulate appetite and relieve pain’ or have a ‘fruity, resinous flavour’ and order thewir chosen drug. The app then gives them an estimated time of delivery and instructions on how to pay.

The California cannabis start-up, which is rumored to be backed by rapper Snoop Dogg (pictured), has just raised $10 million so that users can ‘find the perfect medicine’ in more states
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The Californian start-up, which is rumored to be backed by rapper Snoop Dogg (pictured), has just raised $10 million so that users can ‘find the perfect medicine’ in more states.

TINDER FOR STONERS’ GOES GLOBAL

An app called High There! which is officially described as the world’s first global social network for cannabis enthusiasts has rolled out globally.

The network is designed to let users meet one another online to make friends and form relationships without being judged for their habit or views.

At launch two months ago, the app was only available to users in US states that legalised cannabis.

Users swipe to choose to connect to people – like in the popular dating app Tinder.

Denver cannabis store Founder and CEO of High There! Todd Mitchem, said that the app doesn’t encourage the sale of marijuana but is simply a social network for people who consider it part of their lifestyle.

Founder and CEO of Denver cannabis store High There! Todd Mitchem, had a personal motivation for extending the reach of his app, because his mother used the drug to battle cancer, which Mr Mitchem claims saved her life.

‘To you, that mother just like mine, fighting cancer in a state where the stigma still exists around weed, High There! is here for you,’ he said.

Users can scroll through cannabis on sale to choose the type they like, whether it claims to ‘stimulate appetite and relieve pain’ or have a ‘fruity, resinous flavour’.

The listings contain descriptions and lab results to help people ‘find the perfect medicine.

For example, it lists the percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the drug, which is the psychoactive chemical that produces the cannabis high, as well as the percentage of Cannabidiol (CBD) which has been claimed to combat a range of conditions including depression, nausea, psychosis and even cancer.

‘Eaze will dispatch the nearest driver to hand deliver your medicine in minutes,’ the company said.

Users can see an estimated time for their delivery and can receive messages as it approaches.

They pay by cash upon receipt of the drugs and can review the quality of the cannabis and delivery by rating the driver, who has been verified by the Uber for weed company thanks to background checks.

‘Eaze will use this information to recommend future products and improve the customer experience,’ the start-up said.

The app and website launched in July last year as the ‘first on-demand application in the newly emerging “Cannabis Technology” category – California cannabis start-up, the intersection between the traditional high-tech and legal marijuana industries,’ according to the company.

Eaze Company

Eaze users pay by cash upon receipt of the drugs and can review the quality of the cannabis and delivery by rating the driver, who has been verified by the company thanks to background checks

Users Eaze pay by cash upon receipt of the drugs and can review the quality of the cannabis and delivery by rating the driver, who has been verified by the company thanks to background checks

It quickly became popular in San Francisco cannabis stores, enabling more than 30,000 people who use the drug medically to buy it easily.

Keith McCarty, founder and CEO, of Eaze said: ‘The new funding enables us to expand rapidly by further developing our technology, building new dispensary partnerships and scaling our team for hyper-growth as we expand nationwide where marijuana is legal.’

David Chao, general partner with DCM Ventures, which invested in Eaze an Uber for weed like company in November, said: ‘With public sentiment and public policy aligning to broaden access and the cannabis market surging toward $100 billion, we believe there is a huge opportunity as the fast moving technology and cannabis industries intersect.’

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