Marijuana delivery app Eaze hoping to expand to Vancouver
Vancouver city staff trying to keep up with rapid growth of medical marijuana dispensaries
A San Francisco company is hoping to expand into Vancouver and the rest of Canada to help medical marijuana patients get their medicine more easily.
Eaze is a mobile app that allows people to order cannabis products and have them delivered by drivers in only minutes.
"We are definitely interested in bringing Eaze to Vancouver and Canada overall," said Eaze spokesperson Caroline Vespi in an email. "We don't have a time frame yet."
The company, which partners with dispensaries and recruits drivers to hand-deliver marijuana to patients, says it's asking potential customers to sign up on its website so it can "prioritize expansion based on customer needs."
The mobile app has been operating in San Fransisco since 2012. It says it's now expanding to all states where medical marijuana is legal.
Vancouver does not currently have a category of business license that would enable medical marijuana delivery.
Vancouver city staff say they're scrambling to keep up with the ballooning business of medical marijuana in the city.
"The changes brought in by the federal government in regards to medical marijuana have proven challenging for both the police and municipal governments," said city staff in a written statement.
The city, along with police, firefighters and health officials are working on how to regulate marijuana dispensaries. There are up to 80 of them around the city.
With files from Chad Pawson