Written by Stephanie Brito
You can order pizza and you can call a taxi from your smartphone. Now, you can order medical marijuana with Eaze–a California start-up which delivers pot right to your door.
How it works:
1. Become a verified patient on the app
2. Chose your strand and quantity
3. A driver will arrive at your house with the weed from a local dispensary
4. Pay the driver with cash
Medical marijuana patients in San Francisco and 34 other cities can choose from a list of different strands on the app and have them delivered to their door at no additional cost. Users can see stats about different strands including the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) percentage and its intended effect.
Dubbed the “Uber for Weed,” Eaze sends a driver who is closest to the patient’s location and the chosen strand and quantity is delivered in about 10-20 minutes to the patient’s door. During the first two weeks of its launch in July 2014, more than 500 patients received marijuana using Eaze. Pot isn’t the only thing the app delivers. Users can also order edibles like chocolate bars, gummies and fresh-baked cookies.
The app brings in revenue by charging dispensaries a fee for bringing them customers. One of the biggest dispensaries, San Francisco-based SPARC, is using Eaze to automate the delivery process. This joint effort between the app and dispensaries has made for a successful first year for the company.
The app sparked interest in lead investors including Silicon Valley giants such as DCM Ventures and Fresh VC and even Snopp Dogg has backed the app. Eaze has raised $10 million to expand its services nationally to states where medicinal marijuana is legal. Currently, it’s available in 35 cities around the nation.
So what attracts users? Ease, safety and professionalism. The verification process is quick and deliveries take less than 20 minutes. All drivers are background-checked by the company and the app complies with state laws.
So now, use one app to order pizza and another for your medicinal cannabis needs.
Learn more at www.eazeup.com