California continues to lead the nation in many trends when it comes to cannabis, and, because delivery is not permitted in many states, these innovative services are working hard to provide quality medicine quickly to prove out business models, many of which have captured the attention of VC investors who are interested in the technology aspect.
Mitchell Colbert takes a look at some of the leaders:
In the nearly two years since cannabis home delivery began, there are already over a dozen services and new ones starting up all the time, with some catered to patients and others geared more towards helping collectives. The following list should make it a little easier for patients and collectives to select which delivery service will work best for them. Many of these services have clear parallels to the tech world, services like Uber, GrubHub, and Netflix.
He compares Eaze to Uber, as it doesn’t employ its own drivers. GreenRush is more like GrubHub, as it focuses on assisting cannabis collectives. He includes Meadow, which doesn’t get its own analogy but did raise money through Y Combinator and works with over 30 dispensaries to provide a range of software and services. WoahStork, which he likens to Netflix, uses machine learning to improve the user experience by recommending strains through its “Strain Genie”. The company isn’t yet offering its services, which don’t appear to include delivery.
Read Mitchell Colbert’s “Cannabis Delivered: Tech Solutions for Patients & Collectives”: http://cannabisnowmagazine.com/current-events/cannabis-delivered-tech-solutions-for-patients-collectives