Eaze, the largest online platform in the US connecting cannabis consumers with dispensaries, has launched the world’s first marijuana delivery app for iPhone users.
Eaze, often referred to as the ‘Uber of weed,’ doesn’t grow, distribute or even deliver marijuana but it boasts two million registered customers across more than a hundred cities in California and Oregon who currently use the company’s website to get legal cannabis brought to their homes from nearby dispensaries.
“Eaze has always been about using the latest developments in technology to make shopping for legal cannabis more accessible,” said Eaze CEO Rogelio Choy. “It’s hard to overstate how important this is to our company and the industry. It’s deeply gratifying to launch the Apple Store’s first fully-functional cannabis delivery app, making it even easier for our two million registered customers to legally consume.”
Through the Eaze app, registered, ID-verified customers can browse the selections of local cannabis retailers and place a tracked order for home delivery. They can then either pay in cash when it arrives or through their bank account.
Eaze’s app launch comes little more than a month since Apple announced it would remove its ban on hosting cannabis delivery services on its App store. Google allows its users to download certain cannabis-related apps, including Eaze and WeedMaps, but its prohibition on allowing delivery service functions remain in place.
“The flexibility and depth of our technical team allowed us to respond immediately to the changes in Apple’s policy, and create an app that offers our customers the ideal experience for cannabis delivery,” said Eaze software engineer CJ Silverio.
Apple, for its part, geo-restricts downloads of the Eaze app to states that have legalized recreational cannabis. Meanwhile, Eaze is set to expand its services to marijuana customers in Michigan this month just as a new study revealed more than 70 percent of cannabis sales in the state still take place in the illicit market, more than 18 months since the first dispensaries opened.
News of Eaze’s re-entry into the app world comes several months after two former high-level consultants for the cannabis delivery platform were convicted of conspiring to commit bank fraud, while the company’s former CEO, James Patterson, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud.